Quantum dash based single section mode locked lasers for photonic integrated circuits

Siddharth Joshi, Cosimo Calò, Nicolas Chimot, Mindaugas Radziunas, Rostislav Arkhipov, Sophie Barbet, Alain Accard, Abderrahim Ramdane, Francois Lelarge

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Abstract

We present the first demonstration of an InAs/InP Quantum Dash based single-section frequency comb generator designed for use in photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The laser cavity is closed using a specifically designed Bragg reflector without compromising the mode-locking performance of the self pulsating laser. This enables the integration of single-section mode-locked laser in photonic integrated circuits as on-chip frequency comb generators.We also investigate the relations between cavity modes in such a device and demonstrate how the dispersion of the complex mode frequencies induced by the Bragg grating implies a violation of the equi-distance between the adjacent mode frequencies and, therefore, forbids the locking of the modes in a classical Bragg Device. Finally we integrate such a Bragg Mirror based laser with Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) to demonstrate the monolithic integration of QDash based low phase noise sources in PICs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11254-11266
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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