Witzens, Jeremy and Scherer, Axel and Pickrell, Gregory and Louderback, Duane and Guilfoyle, Peter (2005) Monolithic integration of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with in-plane waveguides. Applied Physics Letters, 86 (10). Art. no. 101105. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WITapl05
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The ability to couple light from a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser into a planar, on-chip waveguide creates new opportunities for achieving higher levels of integration and functionality. Here we propose to use a strong grating etched into a waveguide defined into the top layer of the epitaxially grown structure, so that epitaxial regrowth is not required. By introducing a defect mode into the cavity we were able to achieve a 40% coupling efficiency even though light is coupled through a ninety degrees bend. We also show that polarization control of the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser is enhanced by coupling to the defect mode. Calculations were performed using the finite-difference time-domain method.
|Additional Information:||©2005 American Institute of Physics (Received: 13 August 2004; accepted: 18 January 2005; published online: 2 March 2005) The authors would like to acknowledge generous support from the AFOSR program "optical logic with gain" under contract number F49620-03-1-0418.|
|Subject Keywords:||surface emitting lasers; optical couplers; integrated optics; diffraction gratings; laser accessories; finite difference time-domain analysis; laser cavity resonators; gallium arsenide; aluminium compounds; III-V semiconductors; semiconductor superlattices; semiconductor lasers; laser modes; coupled mode analysis; integrated optoelectronics|
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