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

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    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
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2009
    Event14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 5 Nov 20096 Nov 2009
    Conference number: 14

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherVUBPress Brussels University Press

    Conference

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

    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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