Comparison of photonic integrated circuits for millimeter-wave signal generation between dual-wavelength sources for optical heterodyning and pulsed mode-locked lasers

G. Carpintero, Carlos Gordon Gallegos, Robinson Guzman, Xaveer Leijtens, Frédéric Van Dijk, Gaël Kervella, Martyn J. Fice, Katarzyna Balakier, Cyril C. Renaud

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Abstract

A comparative study of two different Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) structures for continuous-wave generation of millimeter-wave (MMW) signals is presented, each using a different approach. One approach is optical heterodyning, using an integrated dual-wavelength laser source based on Arrayed Waveguide Grating. The other is based on ModeLocked Laser Diodes (MLLDs). A novel building block-Multimode Interference Reflectors (MIRs)-is used to integrate on-chip both structures, without need of cleaved facets to define the laser cavity. This fact enables us to locate any of these structures at any location within the photonic chip. As will be shown, the MLLD structure provides a simple source for low frequencies. Higher frequencies are easier to achieve by optical heterodyne. Both types of structures have been fabricated on a generic foundry in a commercial MPW PIC technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXIII, 7 February 2015, San Francisco, California
EditorsB. Witzigmann, M. Osiński, F. Henneberger, Y. Arakawa
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781628414479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXIII - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume9357

Conference

ConferencePhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period9/02/1512/02/15

Keywords

  • Arrayed Waveguide Grating based laser (AWGL)
  • millimeter-wave (MMW)
  • Mode-Locked Laser (MLL)
  • Multimode Interference Reflector (MIR)
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC)

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