In this paper we review our recent progress on high performance mode locked InAs quantum dot lasers that are directly grown on CMOS compatible silicon substrates by solid-source molecular beam epitaxy. Different mode locking configurations are designed and fabricated. The lasers operate within the O-band wavelength range, showing pulsewidth down to 490 fs, RF linewidth down to 400 Hz, and pulse-to-pulse timing jitter down to 6 fs. When the laser is used as a comb source for wavelength division multiplexing transmission systems, 4.1 terabit per second transmission capacity was achieved. Self-mode locking is also investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The demonstrated performance makes those lasers promising light source candidates for future large-scale silicon electronic and photonic integrated circuits (EPICs) with multiple functionalities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|