We demonstrate the first electrically pumped continuous-wave (CW) III-V semiconductor lasers epitaxially grown on on-axis (001) silicon substrates without offcut or germanium layers, using InAs/GaAs quantum dots as the active region and an intermediate GaP buffer between the silicon and device layers. Broad-area lasers with uncoated facets achieve room-temperature lasing with threshold current densities around 860 A/cm2 and 110 mW of single-facet output power for the same device. Ridge lasers designed for low threshold operations show maximum lasing temperatures up to 90°C and thresholds down to 30 mA.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics