Traveling-Wave Electroabsorption Modulated Laser Based on Identical Epitaxial Layer Scheme and HSQ Planarization

Al-Moathin, A., Li, C. , Wang, J., Al-Taai, Q. R. A. , Eddie, I., Ye, S. , Hou, L. , Thoms, S. , Kelly, A. and Marsh, J. H. (2021) Traveling-Wave Electroabsorption Modulated Laser Based on Identical Epitaxial Layer Scheme and HSQ Planarization. In: CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021, Munich, Germany, 21-25 Jun 2021, ISBN 9781665418768 (doi: 10.1109/CLEO/Europe-EQEC52157.2021.9542652)

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Abstract

Electroabsorption modulated lasers (EMLs), comprising a distributed feedback (DFB) laser and electroabsorption modulator (EAM) monolithically integrated into the same chip, are attractive because of their compact size, low fabrication cost, and their capability to offer a high modulation speed with low drive voltage, low chirp, and high extinction ratio [1] , [2] . The modulation speed of the EML is limited by the RC constant of the EAM electrode, which is conventionally configured with either a lumped or travelling-wave (TW) electrode. The latter approach overcomes the RC limit by including the EAM in a microwave circuit matched to the source [3] . However, due to restrictions imposed by size and materials, TW EAMs have to date been integrated externally using a specifically designed material structure or monolithically using selective area growth.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Al-Taai, Dr Qusay Raghib Al and Marsh, Professor John and Li, Dr Chong and Al-Moathin, Mr Ali and Thoms, Dr Stephen and Kelly, Professor Anthony and Hou, Dr Lianping and Ye, Dr Shengwei
Authors: Al-Moathin, A., Li, C., Wang, J., Al-Taai, Q. R. A., Eddie, I., Ye, S., Hou, L., Thoms, S., Kelly, A., and Marsh, J. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781665418768
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 IEEE
First Published:First published in 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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