On-chip Laser with Multimode Interference Reflectors Realized in a Generic Integration Platform

Conference: IPRM 2011 - 23th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials
05/22/2011 - 05/26/2011 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: IPRM 2011

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhao, J.; Kleijn, E.; Smit, M. K. (Eindhoven University of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, COBRA, Opto-Electric Device Group, PO Box 513, 5600MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Williams, P. J.; Leijtens, X. J. M. (Oclaro, Caswell, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8EQ, UK)

A novel type of on-chip laser using multimode interference (MMI) reflectors has been realized through a generic integration approach. They are one of the first photonic integrated devices that were fabricated using an industrial generic integration technology. By using the MMI reflectors to form the laser cavity, the laser light is available on chip, and can be used as a source for other circuit elements. Due to their potential for integration and the relatively simple fabrication technology, the MMI-reflector-based lasers are very promising building blocks for large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs).