An electrically pumped heterogeneously integrated Si/AlGaInAs evanescent laser with micro-loop mirror (MLM) as high reflectors at both ends is experimentally demonstrated. Finite-difference time-domain simulation shows that 98 reflectivity can be achieved with micro-loop mirror formed by single-mode silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguides. The laser based on a Si/III-V hybrid gain waveguide and passive SOI MLM reflectors is fabricated and single-mode continuous-wave (CW) lasing is achieved at room temperature with a lasing threshold current density of 2.5 kA/cm2.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Jul 4 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)