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Structures and characteristics of commercially available 1.5-um InGaAsP distributed-feedback laser diodes
Author(s): Anthony L. Cook; Herbert D. Hendricks; Ivan Ladany
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Paper Abstract

The characteristics of commercially available 1.5-micron distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes obtained from seven manufacturers were investigated, and the results are correlated with the lasers' structural parameters. It was found that buried heterostructures with first-order gratings showed consistently good results (as opposed to buried heterostructures with second-order gratings). A ridge waveguide laser was near the bottom of most performance charts.

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18198
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Anthony L. Cook, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Herbert D. Hendricks, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Ivan Ladany, Lockheed Engineering and Science Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1218:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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