Monolithic intracavity laser-modulator device fabrication using postgrowth processing of 1.55 μm heterostructures

V. Aimez*, J. Beauvais, J. Beerens, S. L. Ng, Boon Ooi

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In this letter, we present the attractive characteristics of a fabrication method based on quantum-well intermixing induced by low energy ion implantation for the realization of photonic integrated circuits on GaInAsP-InP heterostructures. Intracavity electro-absorption modulators monolithically integrated with laser devices were fabricated, using this postgrowth technique. The modulator section of the integrated devices was blueshifted by 75 nm while keeping the laser section unshifted and preserving very low values of the lasing threshold current density. Modulation depths in excess of 10 dB/V at 1.55 μm were obtained on these integrated devices which incorporate both a modulator and a laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3582-3584
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 26 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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