Compact narrow-linewidth integrated laser based on a low-loss silicon nitride ring resonator

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Optics Letters, Volume 42, Issue 21, p.4541-4544 (2017)

URL:

http://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-42-21-4541

Abstract:

<p>We design and demonstrate a compact, narrow-linewidth integrated laser based on low-loss silicon nitride waveguides coupled to a III-V gain chip. By using a highly confined optical mode, we simultaneously achieve compact bends and ultra-low loss. We leverage the narrowband backreflection of a high-Q microring resonator to act as a cavity output mirror, a single-mode filter, and a propagation delay all in one. This configuration allows the ring to provide feedback and obtain a laser linewidth of 13 kHz with 1.7 mW output power around 1550 nm. This demonstration realizes a compact sub-millimeter silicon nitride laser cavity with a narrow linewidth.</p>

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