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Tunable V-coupled-cavity semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with monitoring photodiodes using deeply etched reflective trenches
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Paper Abstract

We present a 1560-nm-band digitally wavelength tunable V-coupled-cavity semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with two waveguides based monitoring photodiodes (MPD) through deeply etched reflective trenches. The reflective trenches are designed to be 1.16μm wide, about three quarters of the wavelength, and are deeply etched through the waveguide with a depth larger than 4μm. Due to the high reflectivity of the etched trenches, a low threshold current of 19mA is achieved. Using a single electrode control, wavelength tuning of 22 channels at 100GHz spacing with SMSR above 35 dB is obtained. The relationship between the photocurrents of the two MPD at the two waveguide branches and the laser output power from the coupler side is investigated as a function of the wavelength. Since the integrated tunable laser with MPDs is very compact and does not involve any grating or epitaxial regrowth, it is suitable for low-cost multifunctional photonic applications for access and data center networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9267, Semiconductor Lasers and Applications VI, 926715 (3 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2073603
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Xiaolu Liao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianjun Meng, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jian-Jun He, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9267:
Semiconductor Lasers and Applications VI
Ninghua Zhu; Werner H. Hofmann, Editor(s)

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