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Photonic integrated circuits based on sampled-grating distributed-Bragg-reflector lasers
Author(s): Jonathon S. Barton; Erik J. Skogen; Milan L. Masanovic; James Raring; Matt N. Sysak; Leif Johansson; Steven P. DenBaars; Larry A. Coldren
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Paper Abstract

The Sampled-Grating Distributed-Bragg-Reflector laser(SGDBR) provides wide tunability (>40nm), and high output power (>10mW). Driven by the demand for network reconfigurability and ease of implementation, the SGDBR has moved from the research lab to be commercially viable in the marketplace. The SGDBR is most often implemented using an offset-quantum well epitaxial structure in which the quantum wells are etched off in the passive sections. Alternatively, quantum well intermixing has been used recently to achieve the same goal - resulting in improved optical gain and the potential for multiple bandgaps along the device structure. These epitaxial "platforms" provide the basis for more exotic opto-electronic device functionality exhibiting low chirp for digital applications and enhanced linearity for analog applications. This talk will cover state-of-the-art opto-electronic devices based on the SGDBR platform including: integrated Mach-Zehnder modulators, and integrated electro-absorption modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4998, Photonic Integrated Systems, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476542
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathon S. Barton, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Erik J. Skogen, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Milan L. Masanovic, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
James Raring, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Matt N. Sysak, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Leif Johansson, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Steven P. DenBaars, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Larry A. Coldren, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4998:
Photonic Integrated Systems
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada; Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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