We demonstrate a fully integrated extended distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser with ∼1 kHz linewidth and over 37 mW output power, as well as a ring-assisted DBR laser with less than 500 Hz linewidth. The extended DBR lasers are fabricated by heterogeneously integrating III-V material on Si as a gain section plus a 15 mm long, low-kappa Bragg grating reflector in an ultralow-loss silicon waveguide. The low waveguide loss (0.16 dB/cm) and long Bragg grating with narrow bandwidth (2.9 GHz) are essential to reducing the laser linewidth while maintaining high output power and single-mode operation. The combination of narrow linewidth and high power enable its use in coherent communications, RF photonics, and optical sensing.
Vol. 6, No. 6