Vertically Grating-Coupled Arrow Structures for III-V Integrated Optics

Thomas L. Koch, E. Gardner Burkhardt, F. G. Storz, Thomas J. Bridges, Theodore Sizer

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We propose a new all-planar technology scheme for coupling active gain or absorbing regions to low-propagation-loss, large-mode passive regions using monolIthic waveguides vertically directionally coupled wIth a grating in an antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) geometry. Basic aspects of the concept have been demonstrated by laser action in an InGaAsP/InP ARROW grown by hydride vapor phase epitaxy and optically pumped by a Nd:YAG laser. This is the first demonstration of interlayer vertical directional grating coupling in III-V wavegnides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-897
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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