Unidirectional Injection-Locked Brillouin Laser in Silicon

Nils T. Otterstrom, Shai Gertler, Yishu Zhou, Eric A. Kittlaus, Ryan O. Behunin, Michael Gehl, Andrew L. Starbuck, Christina M. Dallo, Andrew T. Pomerene, Douglas C. Trotter, Anthony L. Lentine, Peter T. Rakich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We demonstrate injection-locked operation of a silicon-based Brillouin laser for the first time. The unique spatio-temporal inter-modal Brillouin dynamics enable nonreciprocal control and low-phase-noise operation within a monolithically integrated system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580767
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081


Conference2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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