On-chip integrated lasers in Al2O3:Er on silicon


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Pollnau, M. and Bradley, J.D.B. and Ay, F. and Bernhardi, E.H. and Ridder, R.M. de and Wörhoff, K. (2010) On-chip integrated lasers in Al2O3:Er on silicon. In: Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII. Proceedings of the SPIE, 7605 . SPIE, the international Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham, WA, USA, 76050M. ISBN 9780819480019

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Abstract:Erbium-doped aluminum oxide channel waveguides were fabricated on silicon substrates and their characteristics were investigated for Er concentrations ranging from 0.27 to 4.2x10e20 cm-3. Background losses below 0.3 dB/cm at 1320 nm were measured. For optimum Er concentrations in the range of 1 to 2x10e20 cm-3, internal net gain was obtained over a wavelength range of 80 nm (1500-1580 nm) and a peak gain of 2.0 dB/cm was measured at 1533 nm. Integrated Al2O3:Er3+ channel waveguide ring lasers were realized based on such waveguides. Output powers of up to 9.5 µW and slope efficiencies of up to 0.11 % were measured. Lasing was observed for a threshold diode-pump power as low as 6.4 mW. Wavelength selection in the range 1530 to 1557 nm was demonstrated by varying the length of the output coupler from the ring.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.845842
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