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Authors: J. Juvert, CASSESE, Tommaso, S. Uvin, A. De Groote, SNYDER, Brad, BOGAERTS, Lieve, JAMIESON, Geraldine, VAN CAMPENHOUT, Joris, G. Roelkens, D. Van Thourhout
Title: Integration of etched facet, electrically pumped, C-band Fabry-Pérot lasers on a silicon photonic integrated circuit by transfer printing
Format: International Journal
Publication date: Accepted for publication. Not yet published
Journal/Conference/Book: Optics Express
Editor/Publisher: OSA, 

Abstract

We report on the heterogeneous integration of electrically pumped InP Fabry-Pérot
lasers on a SOI photonic integrated circuit by transfer printing. Transfer printing is a promising
micromanipulation technique that allows the heterogeneous integration of optical and electronic
components realized on their native substrate onto a target substrate with efficient use of the
source material, in a way that can be scaled to parallel manipulation and that allows mixing
components from different sources onto the same target. We pre-process transfer printable etched
facet Fabry-Pérot lasers on their native InP substrate, transfer print them into a trench defined
in an SOI photonic chip and post-process the printed lasers on the target substrate. The laser
facet is successfully butt-coupled to the photonic circuit using a silicon inverse taper based spot
size converter. Milliwatt optical output power coupled to the Si waveguide circuit at 100mA is
demonstrated.

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