High Density Integration of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers in InP Generic Photonic Integration Technology

Florian Lemaitre (Corresponding author), Steven Kleijn, Alonso Jesus Millan-Mejia, Kevin Williams, Victor Dolores-Calzadilla

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Abstract

We present experimental studies of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) with a high integration density in an InP generic photonic integration platform. We study the active-passive butt joint integration of dense arrays of active islands with widths ranging from 2 to 30 μm, and pitches ranging from 4 to 270 μm. We show that there is significant room for increasing the density of active island arrays while keeping a similar growth rate enhancement in between the active islands. The impact of narrow active islands on SOA performance is also studied with an array of Fabry-Pérot lasers fabricated in a commercial generic platform. We demonstrate the manufacturability of lasers with a pitch of 25 μm and evaluate individual device performance. Threshold currents and slope efficiencies are not impaired with narrow active island down to 6 μm, with values of 19-26 mA and 0.08-0.15 W/A respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6101306
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Butt-joint integration
  • generic photonic integration
  • high density
  • photonic integrated circuits
  • very-large scale integration

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