Integration of semiconductor nanowire lasers with polymeric waveguide devices on a mechanically flexible substrate

Dimitars Jevtics, Antonio Hurtado, Benoit Guilhabert, John McPhillimy, Giuseppe Cantarella, Qian Gao, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Michael John Strain, Martin Dawson

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Abstract

Nanowire lasers are integrated with planar waveguide devices using a high positional accuracy micro-transfer printing technique. Direct nanowire to waveguide coupling is demonstrated, with coupling losses as low as -17 dB, dominated by mode mismatch between the structures. Coupling is achieved using both end-fire coupling into a waveguide facet, and from nanowire lasers printed directly onto the top surface of the waveguide. In-waveguide peak powers up to 11.8 μW are demonstrated. Basic photonic integrated circuit functions such as power splitting and wavelength multiplexing are presented. Finally, devices are fabricated on a mechanically flexible substrate to demonstrate robust coupling between the on-chip laser source and waveguides under significant deformation of the system.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
JournalNano Letters
Early online date5 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Sep 2017

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Keywords

  • nanowire lasers
  • nanowire coupling
  • photonic integration
  • nanophotonics

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