Silicon-photonics light source realized by III-V/Si grating-mirror laser

Il-Sug Chung, Jesper Mørk

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Abstract

A III–V/Si vertical-cavity in-plane-emitting laser structure is suggested and numerically investigated. This hybrid laser consists of a distributed Bragg reflector, a III–V active region, and a high-index-contrast grating HCG connected to an in-plane output waveguide. The HCG and the output waveguide are made in the Si layer of a silicon-on-insulator wafer by using Si-electronics-compatible processing. The HCG works as a highly-reflective mirror for vertical resonance and at the same time routes light to the in-plane output waveguide. Numerical simulations show superior performance compared to existing silicon light sources.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)151113
ISSN0003-6951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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