Multi-Spectral Quantum Cascade Lasers on Silicon With Integrated Multiplexers

Eric J. Stanton*, Alexander Spott, Jon Peters, Michael L. Davenport, Aditya Malik, Nicolas Volet, Junqian Liu, Charles D. Merritt, Igor Vurgaftman, Chul Soo Kim, Jerry R. Meyer, John E. Bowers

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Abstract

Multi-spectral midwave-infrared (mid-IR) lasers are demonstrated by directly bonding quantum cascade epitaxial gain layers to silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguides with arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) multiplexers. Arrays of distributed feedback (DFB) and distributed Bragg-reflection (DBR) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) emitting at ~4.7 μm wavelength are coupled to AWGs on the same chip. Low-loss spectral beam combining allows for brightness scaling by coupling the light generated by multiple input QCLs into the fundamental mode of a single output waveguide. Promising results are demonstrated and further improvements are in progress. This device can lead to compact and sensitive chemical detection systems using absorption spectroscopy across a broad spectral range in the mid-IR as well as a high-brightness multi-spectral source for power scaling.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer6
TidsskriftPhotonics
Vol/bind6
Nummer1
Antal sider13
ISSN2304-6732
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 24 jan. 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa

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