Single contact double-waveguide SOAs in AWG-based lasers fabricated on InP generic photonic integration platform

Katarzyna Ławniczuk , M.J. Wale , Paweł Szczepański , Ryszard Piramidowicz , Meint K. Smit , Xaveer J.M. Leijtens

Abstract

By implementing SOAs that guide two waveguides through a single contact active section, we can reduce dimensions of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and decrease the number of electrical contacts of current injection. In this paper we demonstrate linear 4-channel and 8-channel AWG-based lasers that take advantage of such SOAs. This resulted in a reduction of the required number of active regions and contacts by a factor two. Measurements showed that these sources operate with an output power of 1 mW per AWG-channel and side-mode suppression ratio better than 40 dB. The lasers were fabricated in a multi-project wafer run on an indium phosphide (InP)- based generic photonic integration platform.
Author Katarzyna Ławniczuk (FEIT / MO)
Katarzyna Ławniczuk,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, M.J. Wale
M.J. Wale,,
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, Paweł Szczepański (FEIT / MO)
Paweł Szczepański,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Ryszard Piramidowicz (FEIT / MO)
Ryszard Piramidowicz,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Meint K. Smit
Meint K. Smit,,
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, Xaveer J.M. Leijtens
Xaveer J.M. Leijtens,,
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Pages275-278
Book Leijtejs X.J.M., Pustakhod D. (eds.): Proceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 2013, Eindhoven, Belgium, Eindhoven University of Technology, ISBN 978-90-386-3512-5, 310 p.
URL http://www.photonics-benelux.org/images/stories/media/proceedings/2013/s13p275.pdf
Languageen angielski
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