This article describes a calculation of the spontaneous emission limited linewidth of a semiconductor laser consisting of hybrid or heterogeneously integrated, silicon and III–V intracavity components. Central to the approach are a) description of the multi-element laser cavity in terms of composite laser/free-space eigenmodes, b) use of multimode laser theory to treat mode competition and multiwave mixing, and c) incorporation of quantum-optical contributions to account for spontaneous emission effects. Application of the model is illustrated for the case of linewidth narrowing in an InAs quantum-dot laser coupled to a high- (Formula presented.) SiN cavity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics