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Continuous-wave quantum dot photonic crystal lasers grown on on-axis Si (001).

Zhou, T; Tang, M; Xiang, G; Xiang, B; Hark, S; Martin, M; Baron, T; ... Liu, H; + view all (2020) Continuous-wave quantum dot photonic crystal lasers grown on on-axis Si (001). Nature Communications , 11 , Article 977. 10.1038/s41467-020-14736-9. Green open access

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Abstract

Semiconductor III–V photonic crystal (PC) laser is regarded as a promising ultra-compact light source with unique advantages of ultralow energy consumption and small footprint for the next generation of Si-based on-chip optical interconnects. However, the significant material dissimilarities between III-V materials and Si are the fundamental roadblock for conventional monolithic III-V-on-silicon integration technology. Here, we demonstrate ultrasmall III-V PC membrane lasers monolithically grown on CMOS-compatible on-axis Si (001) substrates by using III-V quantum dots. The optically pumped InAs/GaAs quantum-dot PC lasers exhibit single-mode operation with an ultra-low threshold of ~0.6 μW and a large spontaneous emission coupling efficiency up to 18% under continuous-wave condition at room temperature. This work establishes a new route to form the basis of future monolithic light sources for high-density optical interconnects in future large-scale silicon electronic and photonic integrated circuits.

Type: Article
Title: Continuous-wave quantum dot photonic crystal lasers grown on on-axis Si (001).
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14736-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14736-9
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092179
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