Designing an Integrated Al2O3:Er3+ Distributed Feedback Laser

Edward Bernhardi, Hendricus A.G.M. van Wolferen, Mindert Dijkstra, L. Agazzi, Kerstin Worhoff, Markus Pollnau, R.M. de Ridder

Abstract

In this paper the design and modelling of an integrated Al2O3:Er3+ distributed feedback laser (DFB) is presented. The implemented laser model combines rate equations of the population mechanisms in the erbium ion with coupled-mode theory. The model enables the estimation of the optimum Bragg grating design that is required in order to realise such a DFB laser device. Based on the modelling results, the ideal grating geometry has been identified and fabricated by making use of laser interference lithography (LIL) and reactive ion etching (RIE). Optical characterisation experiments of the gratings are currently in progress.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter
EditorsStefano Beri, Philippe Tassin, Gordon Craggs, Xaveer Leijtens, Jan Dankaert
PublisherVUBPress Brussels University Press
Pages197-200
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-90-5487-650-2
StatePublished - 5 Nov 2009
Event14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009 - Brussels, Belgium

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PublisherVUBPress Brussels University Press

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Conference14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period5/11/096/11/09

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Keywords

  • METIS-265801
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Bragg gratings
  • IR-69946
  • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
  • LIL
  • Erbium
  • EWI-17457
  • IOMS-PCS: PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
  • Laser

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Bernhardi, E., van Wolferen, H. A. G. M., Dijkstra, M., Agazzi, L., Worhoff, K., Pollnau, M., & de Ridder, R. M. (2009). Designing an Integrated Al2O3:Er3+ Distributed Feedback Laser. In S. Beri, P. Tassin, G. Craggs, X. Leijtens, & J. Dankaert (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter (pp. 197-200). VUBPress Brussels University Press.

Bernhardi, Edward; van Wolferen, Hendricus A.G.M.; Dijkstra, Mindert; Agazzi, L.; Worhoff, Kerstin; Pollnau, Markus; de Ridder, R.M. / Designing an Integrated Al2O3:Er3+ Distributed Feedback Laser.

Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter. ed. / Stefano Beri; Philippe Tassin; Gordon Craggs; Xaveer Leijtens; Jan Dankaert. VUBPress Brussels University Press, 2009. p. 197-200.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Bernhardi, E, van Wolferen, HAGM, Dijkstra, M, Agazzi, L, Worhoff, K, Pollnau, M & de Ridder, RM 2009, Designing an Integrated Al2O3:Er3+ Distributed Feedback Laser. in S Beri, P Tassin, G Craggs, X Leijtens & J Dankaert (eds), Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter. VUBPress Brussels University Press, pp. 197-200, 14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009, Brussels, Belgium, 5-6 November.

Designing an Integrated Al2O3:Er3+ Distributed Feedback Laser. / Bernhardi, Edward; van Wolferen, Hendricus A.G.M.; Dijkstra, Mindert; Agazzi, L.; Worhoff, Kerstin; Pollnau, Markus; de Ridder, R.M.

Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter. ed. / Stefano Beri; Philippe Tassin; Gordon Craggs; Xaveer Leijtens; Jan Dankaert. VUBPress Brussels University Press, 2009. p. 197-200.

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