Narrow spectral linewidth silicon photonic wavelength tunable laser diode for digital coherent communication system

Tomohiro Kita, Rui Tang, Hirohito Yamada

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Abstract

We demonstrated wavelength tunable laser diodes with Si-wire waveguide ring resonators as an external optical cavity. The footprint of the optical cavity including the semiconductor optical amplifier is as small as 0.8 mm × 0.6 mm which is less 1/10 of those made of silicon oxinitride material. Wavelength tuning range of approximately 55 nm was demonstrated, which covers entire L-band of the optical communication wavelength system. Furthermore, a spectral linewidth narrower than 100 kHz was obtained by optimizing the design of the external optical cavity. The optical nonlinearity of silicon is described and the influence on laser oscillation is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7460878
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • resonator filters
  • semiconductor laser
  • Silicon photonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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