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Fabrication-tolerant higher order laterally coupled distributed feedback lasers
Author(s): R. Millett; K. Hinzer; T. Hall; H. Schriemer
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Paper Abstract

To avoid the commonly required regrowth steps in conventional distributed feedback laser fabrication, laterally-coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers lithographically pattern the grating out of the ridge waveguide. Using higher order gratings increases the lithographic tolerances, resulting in lasers that are more amenable to mass-manufacturing techniques, such as stepper lithography. We have extended the modified coupled-mode theory to a two-dimensional cross-section, and thereby identified grating geometries that are both fabrication-tolerant and provide high performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70991P (12 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807411
Show Author Affiliations
R. Millett, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
K. Hinzer, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
T. Hall, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
H. Schriemer, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7099:
Photonics North 2008
Réal Vallée; Michel Piché; Peter Mascher; Pavel Cheben; Daniel Côté; Sophie LaRochelle; Henry P. Schriemer; Jacques Albert; Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Editor(s)

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