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Physics Seminar

Photonic Crystal Hybrid lasers

Speaker: Dr William Whelan-Curtin (CAPPA@Tyndall, Cork)
Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019
Time: 15:00
Venue: Queens Buildings N/3.28

Energy efficient Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) is the key to satisfying the future bandwidth requirements of datacentres. As the silicon photonics platform is regarded the only technology able to meet the required power and cost efficiency levels, the development of silicon photonics compatible narrow linewidth lasers is now crucial. We discuss the requirements for such laser systems and report the experimental demonstration of an external-cavity hybrid lasers consisting of a III-V Semiconductor Optical Amplifier and a silicon based Photonic Crystal (PhC) based resonant reflectors.