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  • Widely tunable multimode-interference based coupled cavity laser with integrated interferometer Citation for published version (APA): Agostino, D. D., Lenstra, D., Ambrosius, H., & Smit, M. (2018). Widely tunable multimode-interference based coupled cavity laser with integrated interferometer. Optics Express, 26(11), 14159-14173. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.014159

    DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.014159

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  • Widely tunable multimode-interference based coupled cavity laser with integrated interferometer DOMENICO D’AGOSTINO, DAAN LENSTRA,* HUUB AMBROSIUS, AND MEINT SMIT COBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands *d.lenstra@tue.nl

    Abstract: Wepresent a simple to process tunable laser, fabricated in a low-cost generic fabrication process and based on two coupled Fabry-Perot cavities. The complex coupling coefficients of the coupling element are analytically derived from a 3x3 MMI using coupled mode theory and chosen to maximize the SMSR during lasing operation. Additionally, one of the cavities contains a reflective interferometer, which acts as coarse wavelength selector. This interferometer is derived from a Michelson Interferometer, by replacing the two independent mirrors with our optimized coupling element, leading to a doubled Free Spectral Range. As a result, we obtained a tuning range of 26 nm with potential for beyond 40 nm, a SMSR larger than 40 dB and fiber coupled power up to 9 dBm. © 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement

    OCIS codes: (140.3600) Lasers, tunable (230.4555) Coupled resonators (250.5960) Semiconductor lasers (250.5300) Photonic integrated circuits.

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