Ultra-narrow linewidth hybrid integrated semiconductor laser

Youwen Fan, Albert van Rees, Peter J. M. van der Slot*, Jesse Mak, Ruud M. Oldenbeuving, Marcel Hoekman, Dimitri Geskus, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen, Klaus-J. Boller

*Corresponding author for this work

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We demonstrate a hybrid integrated and widely tunable diode laser with an intrinsic linewidth as narrow as 40 Hz, achieved with a single roundtrip through a low-loss feedback circuit that extends the cavity length to 0.5 meter on a chip. Employing solely dielectrics for single-roundtrip, single-mode resolved feedback filtering enables linewidth narrowing with increasing laser power, without limitations through nonlinear loss. We achieve single-frequency oscillation with up to 23 mW fiber coupled output power, 70-nm wide spectral coverage in the 1.55 $\mu$m wavelength range with 3 mW output, and obtain more than 60 dB side mode suppression. Such properties and options for further linewidth narrowing render the approach of high interest for direct integration in photonic circuits serving microwave photonics, coherent communications, sensing and metrology with highest resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019

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PublisherCornell University


  • physics.optics


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