We demonstrate monolithic integration of a 50-μm-long-cavity membrane distributed-reflector laser with a spot-size converter, consisting of a tapered InP wire waveguide and an SiO x waveguide, on SiO 2 /Si substrate. The device exhibits 9.4-GHz/mA 0.5 modulation efficiency with a 2.2-dB fiber coupling loss. We demonstrate 25.8-Gbit/s direct modulation with a bias current of 2.5 mA, resulting in a low energy cost of 132 fJ/bit.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics