A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser

Youwen Fan, Ruud Oldenbeuving, Edwin J. Klein, Chris J. Lee, Hong Song, Muhammed R.H. Khan, Herman L. Offerhaus, Peter J.M. van der Slot, Klaus-J. Boller

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Abstract

We report on a novel type of laser in which a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) receives frequency-selective feedback from a glass-waveguide circuit. The laser we present here is based on InP for operation in the 1.55 μm wavelength range. The Si3N4/SiO2 glass waveguide circuit comprises two sequential high-Q ring resonators. Adiabatic tapering is used for maximizing the feedback. The laser shows single-frequency oscillation with a record-narrow spectral linewidth of 24 kHz at an output power of 5.7 mW. The hybrid laser can be tuned over a broad range of 46.8 nm (1531 nm to 1577.8 nm). Such InP-glass hybrid lasers can be of great interest in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and as phase reference in optical beam-forming networks (OBFN). The type of laser demonstrated here is also of general importance because it may be applied over a huge wavelength range including the visible, limited only by the transparency of glass (400 nm to 2.35 μm). © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Sources and Applications II
EditorsJ.I. Mackenzie, H. Jelinkova, T. Taira, M.A. Ahmed
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781628410839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9135
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

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Fan, Y., Oldenbeuving, R., Klein, E. J., Lee, C. J., Song, H., Khan, M. R. H., ... Boller, K-J. (2014). A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser. In J. I. Mackenzie, H. Jelinkova, T. Taira, & M. A. Ahmed (Eds.), Laser Sources and Applications II [91351B] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9135). Brussels, Belgium: SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054528
Fan, Youwen ; Oldenbeuving, Ruud ; Klein, Edwin J. ; Lee, Chris J. ; Song, Hong ; Khan, Muhammed R.H. ; Offerhaus, Herman L. ; van der Slot, Peter J.M. ; Boller, Klaus-J. / A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser. Laser Sources and Applications II. editor / J.I. Mackenzie ; H. Jelinkova ; T. Taira ; M.A. Ahmed. Brussels, Belgium : SPIE, 2014. (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Fan, Y, Oldenbeuving, R, Klein, EJ, Lee, CJ, Song, H, Khan, MRH, Offerhaus, HL, van der Slot, PJM & Boller, K-J 2014, A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser. in JI Mackenzie, H Jelinkova, T Taira & MA Ahmed (eds), Laser Sources and Applications II., 91351B, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9135, SPIE, Brussels, Belgium. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054528

A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser. / Fan, Youwen; Oldenbeuving, Ruud; Klein, Edwin J.; Lee, Chris J.; Song, Hong; Khan, Muhammed R.H.; Offerhaus, Herman L.; van der Slot, Peter J.M.; Boller, Klaus-J.

Laser Sources and Applications II. ed. / J.I. Mackenzie; H. Jelinkova; T. Taira; M.A. Ahmed. Brussels, Belgium : SPIE, 2014. 91351B (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9135).

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Fan Y, Oldenbeuving R, Klein EJ, Lee CJ, Song H, Khan MRH et al. A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser. In Mackenzie JI, Jelinkova H, Taira T, Ahmed MA, editors, Laser Sources and Applications II. Brussels, Belgium: SPIE. 2014. 91351B. (Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054528