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Wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) electroabsorption modulated laser fabricated by selective area growth MOVPE techniques
Author(s): Tawee Tanbun-Ek; Wei-Chiao W. Fang; Clyde G. Bethea; Paul F. Sciortino Jr.; A. Michael Sergent; Patrick W. Wisk; Roosevelt People; Sung-Nee G. Chu; R. Pawelek; Won-Tien Tsang; Donald M. Tennant; Ken S. Feder; Uziel Koren
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the fabrication techniques pertaining to the on-wafer lasing wavelength control of an electroabsorption modulated laser (EML) using both a direct approach and a tunable wavelength source. The direct approach utilizes multiple grating pitches to control the on-wafer lasing wavelength of the DFB arrays. High resolution E-beam lithography was used to generate a phase mask to produce seven grating pitches separated by 0.25 nm pitch intervals. In a tunable wavelength sources approach, we used a multi-electrodes DFB lasers integrated with a bent waveguide for the wavelength tuning. These fabrication techniques show a promising low cost way of mass producing either set of discrete DFB devices with different wavelengths or a more complicated integrated device with wavelength combiner and a modulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3006, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits, (22 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264218
Show Author Affiliations
Tawee Tanbun-Ek, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Wei-Chiao W. Fang, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Clyde G. Bethea, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Paul F. Sciortino Jr., Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
A. Michael Sergent, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Patrick W. Wisk, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Roosevelt People, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Sung-Nee G. Chu, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
R. Pawelek, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Won-Tien Tsang, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)
Donald M. Tennant, Holmdel Labs. (United States)
Ken S. Feder, Holmdel Labs. (United States)
Uziel Koren, Holmdel Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3006:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
Yoon-Soo Park; Ramu V. Ramaswamy, Editor(s)

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