A facetless regrowth-free single mode laser based on MMI couplers
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Kelly, Niall P.
Morrissey, Padraic E.
Alexander, Justin K.
Peters, Frank H.
This paper presents a facetless, tunable laser operating near 1575 nm, as well as a theoretical model predicting spectral features of the laser. The lasers were fabricated without regrowth or advanced lithography techniques, and are based on MMI couplers and etched facets. Coarse vernier tuning was achieved over a range of 25 nm, while fine, thermal tuning was also demonstrated over a range of 1.5 nm. SMSR values of 25 dB and higher were observed, with a measured laser linewidth of 600 kHz.
Semiconductor laser , Single mode , Facetless , Regrowth-free
Caro, L., Kelly, N. P., Dernaika, M., Shayesteh, M., Morrissey, P. E., Alexander, J. K. and Peters, F. H. (2017) 'A facetless regrowth-free single mode laser based on MMI couplers', Optics & Laser Technology, 94, pp. 159-164. doi: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2017.03.029