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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3474–3476

Facet-embedded thin-film III–V edge-emitting lasers integrated with SU-8 waveguides on silicon

Sabarni Palit, Jeremy Kirch, Mengyuan Huang, Luke Mawst, and Nan Marie Jokerst  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3474-3476 (2010)

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A thin-film InGaAs/GaAs edge-emitting single-quantum-well laser has been integrated with a tapered multimode SU-8 waveguide onto an Si substrate. The SU-8 waveguide is passively aligned to the laser using mask-based photolithography, mimicking electrical interconnection in Si complementary metal–oxide semiconductor, and overlaps one facet of the thin-film laser for coupling power from the laser to the waveguide. Injected threshold current densities of 260 A / cm 2 are measured with the reduced reflectivity of the embedded laser facet while improving single mode coupling efficiency, which is theoretically simulated to be 77%.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.6622) Integrated optics : Subsystem integration and techniques
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

Sabarni Palit, Jeremy Kirch, Mengyuan Huang, Luke Mawst, and Nan Marie Jokerst, "Facet-embedded thin-film III–V edge-emitting lasers integrated with SU-8 waveguides on silicon," Opt. Lett. 35, 3474-3476 (2010)

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