Hybrid external-cavity lasers (ECL) using photonic wire bonds as coupling elements

  title={Hybrid external-cavity lasers (ECL) using photonic wire bonds as coupling elements},
  author={Yilin Xu and Pascal Maier and Matthias Blaicher and Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich and Pablo Marin-Palomo and Wladislaw Hartmann and Yiyang Bao and Huanfa Peng and Muhammad Rodlin Billah and Stefan Singer and Ute Troppenz and Martin Moehrle and Sebastian Randel and Wolfgang Freude and Christian Koos},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Combining semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) on direct-bandgap III–V substrates with low-loss silicon or silicon-nitride photonic integrated circuits (PIC) has been key to chip-scale external-cavity lasers (ECL) that offer wideband tunability along with small optical linewidths. However, fabrication of such devices still relies on technologically demanding monolithic integration of heterogeneous material systems or requires costly high-precision package-level assembly, often based on active… 
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