Mode-hop-free Tuning of a Chip-based Hybrid Integrated InP-Si3N4 Laser

Albert van Rees, Dimitri Geskus, Edwin J. Klein, Youwen Fan, Peter J. M. van der Slot, Klaus-J. Boller

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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel method for mode-hop-free tuning of a narrow linewidth hybrid integrated InP-Si3N4 laser, in which the tuning range is not limited by the laser cavity’s free spectral range.

Chip-sized diode lasers with ultra-narrow spectral linewidth are of high interest for many applications, e.g. for phase encoding in optical communications and precision metrology [1,2]. Recently, a record-narrow intrinsic linewidth of 290 Hz was achieved with hybrid integration of an InP semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and a low-loss dielectric waveguide feedback circuit with a Vernier spectrally selective feedback filter that significantly extends the on-chip cavity length [3]. However, increasing the cavity length also reduces the cavity mode spacing, which causes undesired instabilities in the form of mode hops and power fluctuations when tuning the laser wavelength.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationMunich, Germany
PublisherOptical Society of America
Pagescb_3_5
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0469-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2019
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
http://www.cleoeurope.org

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/1927/06/19
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Keywords

  • Diode lasers
  • Hybrid lasers
  • Lasers
  • Optical communications
  • Precision metrology
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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van Rees, A., Geskus, D., Klein, E. J., Fan, Y., van der Slot, P. J. M., & Boller, K-J. (2019). Mode-hop-free Tuning of a Chip-based Hybrid Integrated InP-Si3N4 Laser. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference (pp. cb_3_5). Munich, Germany: Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872379
van Rees, Albert ; Geskus, Dimitri ; Klein, Edwin J. ; Fan, Youwen ; van der Slot, Peter J. M. ; Boller, Klaus-J. / Mode-hop-free Tuning of a Chip-based Hybrid Integrated InP-Si3N4 Laser. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference. Munich, Germany : Optical Society of America, 2019. pp. cb_3_5
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van Rees, A, Geskus, D, Klein, EJ, Fan, Y, van der Slot, PJM & Boller, K-J 2019, Mode-hop-free Tuning of a Chip-based Hybrid Integrated InP-Si3N4 Laser. in 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference. Optical Society of America, Munich, Germany, pp. cb_3_5, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019, Munich, Germany, 23/06/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872379

Mode-hop-free Tuning of a Chip-based Hybrid Integrated InP-Si3N4 Laser. / van Rees, Albert; Geskus, Dimitri; Klein, Edwin J.; Fan, Youwen; van der Slot, Peter J. M.; Boller, Klaus-J.

2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference. Munich, Germany : Optical Society of America, 2019. p. cb_3_5.

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van Rees A, Geskus D, Klein EJ, Fan Y, van der Slot PJM, Boller K-J. Mode-hop-free Tuning of a Chip-based Hybrid Integrated InP-Si3N4 Laser. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference. Munich, Germany: Optical Society of America. 2019. p. cb_3_5 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872379