Recent advances in the photonic integration of mode-locked laser diodes

K. van Gasse (Corresponding author), S. Uvin, V. Moskalenko, S. Latkowski, G. Roelkens, E. Bente, B. Kuyken

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Mode-locked fiber and solid state lasers have played an essential role in several scientific and technological developments. The integration of mode-locked lasers on chips could enable their use in a wide range of applications. The advancement of semiconductor mode-locked laser diodes has been going on for several decades, but has recently seen the development of novel devices based on generic InP and III-V-on-silicon photonic integration platforms. These photonic integration platforms enable the use of standardized components and low-loss waveguides within the laser cavity, allowing for the design of advanced extended cavities. In this manuscript we give a review of these novel devices and compare their performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8861364
Pages (from-to)1870-1873
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


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  • silicon photonics


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