Low-threshold thin-film III-V lasers bonded to silicon with front and back side defined features.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A III-V thin-film single-quantum-well edge-emitting laser is patterned on both sides of the epitaxial layer and bonded to silicon. Injected threshold current densities of 420 A/cm(2) for gain-guided lasers with bottom p-stripes and top n-stripes and 244 A/cm(2) for index-guided bottom p-ridge and top n-stripe lasers are measured with a lasing wavelength of approximately 995 nm. These threshold current densities, among the lowest for thin-film edge-emitting lasers on silicon reported to date (to our knowledge), enable the implementation of integrated applications such as power-efficient portable chip-scale photonic sensing systems.

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Cited Authors

  • Palit, S; Kirch, J; Tsvid, G; Mawst, L; Kuech, T; Jokerst, NM

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 2802 - 2804

PubMed ID

  • 19756110

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.34.002802


  • eng