A highly efficient electrically pumped optical amplifier integrated on a SOI waveguide circuit

@article{Keyvaninia2012AHE,
  title={A highly efficient electrically pumped optical amplifier integrated on a SOI waveguide circuit},
  author={Shahram Keyvaninia and Gunther Roelkens and Dries Van Thourhout and J. Fedeli and Sonia Messaoud{\`e}ne and G L Duan and Marco Lamponi and Francois Lelarge and E. J. Geluk and Barry E Smalbrugge},
  journal={The 9th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP)},
  year={2012},
  pages={222-224}
}
A heterogeneously integrated III-V-on-silicon optical amplifier utilizing an ultra-thin DVS-BCB die-to-wafer bonding process is reported. A novel design exploiting high confinement in the active waveguide is demonstrated showing low power consumption operation. 13dB on-chip gain is achieved for 40mA drive current at room temperature.