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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11254–11266

Quantum dash based single section mode locked lasers for photonic integrated circuits

Siddharth Joshi, Cosimo Calò, Nicolas Chimot, Mindaugas Radziunas, Rostislav Arkhipov, Sophie Barbet, Alain Accard, Abderrahim Ramdane, and Francois Lelarge  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11254-11266 (2014)

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We present the first demonstration of an InAs/InP Quantum Dash based single-section frequency comb generator designed for use in photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The laser cavity is closed using a specifically designed Bragg reflector without compromising the mode-locking performance of the self pulsating laser. This enables the integration of single-section mode-locked laser in photonic integrated circuits as on-chip frequency comb generators. We also investigate the relations between cavity modes in such a device and demonstrate how the dispersion of the complex mode frequencies induced by the Bragg grating implies a violation of the equi-distance between the adjacent mode frequencies and, therefore, forbids the locking of the modes in a classical Bragg Device. Finally we integrate such a Bragg Mirror based laser with Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) to demonstrate the monolithic integration of QDash based low phase noise sources in PICs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2014
Published: May 2, 2014

Siddharth Joshi, Cosimo Calò, Nicolas Chimot, Mindaugas Radziunas, Rostislav Arkhipov, Sophie Barbet, Alain Accard, Abderrahim Ramdane, and Francois Lelarge, "Quantum dash based single section mode locked lasers for photonic integrated circuits," Opt. Express 22, 11254-11266 (2014)

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