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Abstract: We report simple and compact V-cavity semiconductor laser capable of full-band wavelength tuning. A half-wave coupler is used to obtain high side-mode suppression ratio (SMSR) without any grating or epitaxial regrowth. Temperature induced gain spectrum shift is employed in combination with the Vernier tuning mechanism to extend the wavelength tuning range beyond the free spectral range limit. Wavelength tuning of 50 channels at 100GHz spacing with SMSR up to 38 dB has been demonstrated. We show that with a temperature variation of 35°C, the tuning range can be extended by about 15 nm, in contrast to 0.1 nm/°C for thermo-optic tuning range in grating based lasers. At a fixed temperature, consecutive wavelength tuning of 31 channels was achieved. The response time of the channel switching under the current-tuning regime is measured to be about 20μs. The large tuning range that can cover the full C-band will enable such a simple, compact and potentially low-cost tunable laser to be used in wavelength-agile access and data center networks.

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2013

J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2012

2011

J. Jin, L. Wang, T. Yu, Y. Wang, and J.-J. He, “Widely wavelength switchable V-coupled-cavity semiconductor laser with ∼40 dB side-mode suppression ratio,” Opt. Lett.36(21), 4230–4232 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2009

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Matsuo and T. Segawa, “Microring-resonator-based widely tunable lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 545–554 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

2007

T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005

A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002

B. Liu, A. Shakouri, and J. E. Bowers, “Wide tunable double ring resonator coupled lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 600–602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000

L. A. Coldren, “Monolithic tunable diode lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.6(6), 988–999 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

B. Mason, G. A. Fish, S. P. DenBaars, and L. A. Coldren, “Widely tunable sampled grating DBR laser with integrated electroabsorption modulator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11(6), 638–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1995

M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Ishii, F. Kano, T. Tamamura, Y. Kondo, and M. Yamamoto, “Broad-range wavelength-tunable superstructure grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(6), 1817–1823 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

V. Jayaraman, D. A. Cohen, and L. A. Coldren, “Demonstration of broadband tunability in a semiconductor laser using sampled gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett.60(19), 2321–2323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1985

W. T. Tsang, “The cleaved-coupled-cavity (C3) laser,” Semicond. Semimetals22, 257–373 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1982

L. Coldren, K. Furuya, B. Miller, and J. Rentschler, “Etched mirror and groove-coupled GaInAsP/InP laser devices for integrated optics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.18(10), 1679–1688 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Abdullaev, A.

Backbom, L.

M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Barry, L. P.

K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Barton, E.

A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, J. E.

B. Liu, A. Shakouri, and J. E. Bowers, “Wide tunable double ring resonator coupled lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 600–602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Busico, G.

A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Byrne, D.

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Carter, A. C.

A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Cohen, D. A.

V. Jayaraman, D. A. Cohen, and L. A. Coldren, “Demonstration of broadband tunability in a semiconductor laser using sampled gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett.60(19), 2321–2323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Coldren, L.

L. Coldren, K. Furuya, B. Miller, and J. Rentschler, “Etched mirror and groove-coupled GaInAsP/InP laser devices for integrated optics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.18(10), 1679–1688 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Coldren, L. A.

L. A. Coldren, “Monolithic tunable diode lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.6(6), 988–999 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. Mason, G. A. Fish, S. P. DenBaars, and L. A. Coldren, “Widely tunable sampled grating DBR laser with integrated electroabsorption modulator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11(6), 638–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. Jayaraman, D. A. Cohen, and L. A. Coldren, “Demonstration of broadband tunability in a semiconductor laser using sampled gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett.60(19), 2321–2323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Corbett, B.

K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

DenBaars, S. P.

B. Mason, G. A. Fish, S. P. DenBaars, and L. A. Coldren, “Widely tunable sampled grating DBR laser with integrated electroabsorption modulator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11(6), 638–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Donegan, J. F.

Duck, J. P.

A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Engelstaedter, J.

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Fish, G. A.

B. Mason, G. A. Fish, S. P. DenBaars, and L. A. Coldren, “Widely tunable sampled grating DBR laser with integrated electroabsorption modulator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11(6), 638–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Furuya, K.

L. Coldren, K. Furuya, B. Miller, and J. Rentschler, “Etched mirror and groove-coupled GaInAsP/InP laser devices for integrated optics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.18(10), 1679–1688 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Guo, W.

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Guo, W.-H.

He, J.-J.

Huang, X.

J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Ishii, H.

H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Ishii, F. Kano, T. Tamamura, Y. Kondo, and M. Yamamoto, “Broad-range wavelength-tunable superstructure grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(6), 1817–1823 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jayaraman, V.

V. Jayaraman, D. A. Cohen, and L. A. Coldren, “Demonstration of broadband tunability in a semiconductor laser using sampled gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett.60(19), 2321–2323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jin, J.

Kakitsuka, T.

T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kano, F.

H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Ishii, F. Kano, T. Tamamura, Y. Kondo, and M. Yamamoto, “Broad-range wavelength-tunable superstructure grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(6), 1817–1823 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kasaya, K.

H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kjellberg, T.

M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Klinga, T.

M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kondo, Y.

T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Ishii, F. Kano, T. Tamamura, Y. Kondo, and M. Yamamoto, “Broad-range wavelength-tunable superstructure grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(6), 1817–1823 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Liu, B.

B. Liu, A. Shakouri, and J. E. Bowers, “Wide tunable double ring resonator coupled lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 600–602 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liu, D.

Liu, W.

J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Q.

W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, M. Nawrocka, A. Abdullaev, J. O’Callaghan, and J. F. Donegan, “Nine-channel wavelength tunable single mode laser array based on slots,” Opt. Express21(8), 10215–10221 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mason, B.

B. Mason, G. A. Fish, S. P. DenBaars, and L. A. Coldren, “Widely tunable sampled grating DBR laser with integrated electroabsorption modulator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.11(6), 638–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Matsuo, S.

S. Matsuo and T. Segawa, “Microring-resonator-based widely tunable lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 545–554 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Miller, B.

L. Coldren, K. Furuya, B. Miller, and J. Rentschler, “Etched mirror and groove-coupled GaInAsP/InP laser devices for integrated optics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.18(10), 1679–1688 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Nawrocka, M.

Nilsson, S.

M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

O’Callaghan, J.

W.-H. Guo, Q. Lu, M. Nawrocka, A. Abdullaev, J. O’Callaghan, and J. F. Donegan, “Nine-channel wavelength tunable single mode laser array based on slots,” Opt. Express21(8), 10215–10221 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Öberg, M.

M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Okamoto, K.

H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Oohashi, H.

H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Peters, F. H.

K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ponnampalam, L.

A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
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Reid, D.

K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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L. Coldren, K. Furuya, B. Miller, and J. Rentschler, “Etched mirror and groove-coupled GaInAsP/InP laser devices for integrated optics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.18(10), 1679–1688 (1982).
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M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

D. Byrne, J. Engelstaedter, W. Guo, Q. Lu, B. Corbett, B. Roycroft, J. O’Callaghan, and F. H. Peters, “Discretely tunable semiconductor lasers suitable for photonic integration,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 482–487 (2009).
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T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
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S. Matsuo and T. Segawa, “Microring-resonator-based widely tunable lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 545–554 (2009).
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T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
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B. Liu, A. Shakouri, and J. E. Bowers, “Wide tunable double ring resonator coupled lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.14(5), 600–602 (2002).
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K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smyth, F.

K. Shi, F. Smyth, D. Reid, B. Roycroft, B. Corbett, F. H. Peters, and L. P. Barry, “Characterization of a tunable three-section slotted Fabry–Perot laser for advanced modulation format optical transmission,” Opt. Commun.284(6), 1616–1621 (2011).
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M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Kakitsuka, T. Sato, Y. Kondo, and H. Suzuki, “Full C-band tuning operation of semiconductor double ring resonator coupled laser with low tuning current,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19(17), 1322–1324 (2007).
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H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
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J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Tohmori, Y.

H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Y. Tohmori, Y. Yoshikuni, H. Ishii, F. Kano, T. Tamamura, Y. Kondo, and M. Yamamoto, “Broad-range wavelength-tunable superstructure grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.29(6), 1817–1823 (1993).
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M. Öberg, P. J. Rigole, S. Nilsson, T. Klinga, L. Backbom, K. Streubel, J. Wallin, and T. Kjellberg, “Complete single mode wavelength coverage over 40 nm with a superstructure grating DBR laser,” J. Lightwave Technol.13(9), 1892–1898 (1995).
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Wang, Y.

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A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
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A. J. Ward, D. J. Robbins, G. Busico, E. Barton, L. Ponnampalam, J. P. Duck, N. D. Whitbread, P. J. Williams, D. C. J. Reid, A. C. Carter, and M. J. Wale, “Widely tunable DS-DBR laser with monolithically integrated SOA: design and performance,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.11(1), 149–156 (2005).
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H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
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H. Ishii, F. Kano, Y. Tohmori, Y. Kondo, T. Tamamura, and Y. Yoshikuni, “Narrow spectral linewidth under wavelength tuning in thermally tunable super-structure-grating (SSG) DBR lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.1(2), 401–407 (1995).
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Yu, Y.

J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
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J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
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J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
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J. Zhao, N. Zhou, Y. Tang, J. Zhao, L. Wang, X. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Yu, and W. Liu, “Design and fabrication of tunable laser with digital concatenated grating,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.28(3), 035001 (2013).
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H. Ishii, K. Kasaya, H. Oohashi, Y. Shibata, H. Yasaka, and K. Okamoto, “Widely wavelength-tunable DFB laser array integrated with funnel combiner,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.13(5), 1089–1094 (2007).
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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

S. Matsuo and T. Segawa, “Microring-resonator-based widely tunable lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.15(3), 545–554 (2009).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of the VCL and (b) the SEM sideview of the deep etched facet.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured single mode spectrum with a SMSR of 38 dB.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Overlapped 50-channel laser spectra.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured tuning curve at 4 different TEC temperatures.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

SMSRs of the 50 channels.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Rise (a) and fall (b) edges of switching waveform between two wavelength channels.

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