We demonstrate a photonic circuit with an optical preamplifier, a WDM filter and a fast photodetector integrated on the same chip. The passive integrated filter is formed by an aspheric waveguide lens and a planar Bragg grating. This arrangements yields narrow filter response (8 A width at-3 dB is demonstrated) and high rejection ratio of 24 dB. The optical preamplifier consisting of strained multi-quantum well layers provides sufficient amplification to overcome the passive losses. Response curves demonstrate net on-chip gain with low ripple.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering