Vol. 26, No. 8, pages 9714 to 9723
A fully integrated heterogeneous silicon/III-V colliding pulse mode-locked laser with tunable on-chip optical feedback operating in the O-band is extensively investigated. The 19-GHz colliding pulsed laser operates in a wide mode-locking regime with good mode locking quality. By precisely controlling the strength and phase of the on-chip optical feedback signal, the laser exhibits clear periodic pulse shortening effects. The RF 3 dB linewidth was reduced by a factor of 4.7 down to 6 kHz, as compared to the free running state.