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Electrically-pumped VCSELs using type-II quantum wells for the mid-infrared
Author(s): G. K. Veerabathran; S. Sprengel; A. Andrejew; M.-C. Amann
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the extension of the wavelength range of InP- and GaSb-based buried tunnel junction VCSELs using type-II quantum wells. The InP-based devices emit at 2.5 μm and operate in continuous-wave (CW) up to 20°C, with a maximum single-mode output power above 500 μW. They exhibit a continuous electro-thermal tuning range of 5.2 nm. The GaSb-based devices emit up to 4 μm and operate in CW and pulsed mode until -7°C and 45°C, respectively. The maximum single-mode CW output power is 175 μW. A mode-hop free electro-thermal tuning of ~19 nm is achieved. These VCSELs are highly promising for gas sensing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10536, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XX, 1053602 (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286325
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G. K. Veerabathran, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
S. Sprengel, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
A. Andrejew, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
M.-C. Amann, Technische Univ. München (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10536:
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XX
Sailing He; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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