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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers: the next generation
Author(s): Robert A. Morgan
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews our recent progress in the design, fabrication, and performance of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) devices and arrays. High power (> 11 mW cw), high speed (10 GHz), high temperature (> 130 degree(s)C) and low voltage (< 2 V) and low threshold current operation are demonstrated. A monolithic spatial filtering technique is implemented for transverse mode control resulting in exceptional optical characteristics. Novel high power 2D coherently-coupled VCSEL arrays emitting over 1 W are discussed. One and two-dimensional individually- and matrix-addressable arrays are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1993
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 1992, Miniature and Micro-Optics and Micromechanics, (15 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165708
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Robert A. Morgan, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1992:
Miniature and Micro-Optics and Micromechanics
Neal C. Gallagher; Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Editor(s)

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