Towards densely integrated lasers for optical data communication

A. Higuera Rodriguez, D. Heiss, A. Fiore, M.K. Smit

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Abstract

Optical data links are employed at ever shorter distances, most recently with a few meters length in between cabinets in warehouse sized computer systems. A continuation of this trend to optical chip-to-chip and on-chip communication will require highly efficient and densely integrated optical devices. We will discuss general requirements to achieve such targets in nano- and micro- scale lasers integrated with a photonic membrane platform, where we focus on the optical cavity design and the electrical properties. Additionally, we will compare the advantages of laser concepts based on metallic-dielectric confinement, photonic crystal cavities and distributed feedback using sidewall gratings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, November 25-26, 2013, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsX.J.M. Leijtens, D. Pustakhod
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages203-206
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-3512-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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