Low Operating-Energy Directly Modulated Membrane Distributed-Reflector Lasers on Si

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Fujii, Takuro; Takeda, Koji; Hasebe, Koichi; Nishi, Hidetaka; Nakao, Ryo; Kakitsuka, Takaaki; Matsuo, Shinji (NTT Device Technology Labs., NTT Corporation, Japan & Nanophotonics Center, NTT Corporation, Japan)
Kanno, Erina; Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi (NTT Device Technology Labs., NTT Corporation, Japan)

We achieve a low operating energy and high modulation speed in a directly modulated membrane laser on Si. A relatively thick (350 nm) membrane structure enables us to reduce the series resistance, which reduces the operating energy to 97 fJ/bit.