Hybrid photonic crystal lasers
Liles, Alexandros A.
Bakoz, Andrei P.
Gonzales, Alfredo A.
Energy efficient Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) is the key to satisfying the future bandwidth requirements of datacentres. As the silicon photonics platform is regarded the only technology able to meet the required power and cost efficiency levels, the development of silicon photonics compatible narrow linewidth lasers is now crucial. We discuss the requirements for such laser systems and report the experimental demonstration of a compact uncooled external-cavity mW-class laser architecture with a tunable Si Photonic Crystal resonant reflector, suitable for direct Frequency Modulation.
Modulation , Cavity resonators , Photonic crystals , Optical waveguides , Silicon photonics , Semiconductor laser , Silicon photonics , Photonic crystal , Resonant mirror
Liles, A. A., Bakoz, A. P., Gonzalez, A. A., Habruseva, T., Persheyev, S., Huyet, G., Hegarty, S. P. & Faolain, L. O. (2016) “Hybrid photonic crystal lasers”, IEEE 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Trento, Italy,10-14 July. doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550400
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