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II-VI index-guided lasers for optical recording
Author(s): Kevin W. Haberern; P. F. Baude; Sharon J. Flamholtz; Maarten Buijs; J. J. L. Horikx; Kwok Keung Law; Michael A. Haase; Thomas J. Miller; Greg Meis Haugen
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated the feasibility of reading a high density Digital Versatile Disc using a green ZnSe based laser as the light source. In order to achieve this, high quality optical and electrical properties are required from the laser. We fabricated index-guided lasers to produce a single mode gausian optical beam having 7 micrometers of astigmatism. Operating electrical and optical parameters were measured and compare well with currently available semiconductor lasers for optical storage systems. The read- out experiment shows the favorable noise characteristics of ZnSe based lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3001, In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers: from Ultraviolet to Midinfrared, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273777
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Kevin W. Haberern, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
P. F. Baude, 3M Co. (United States)
Sharon J. Flamholtz, Philips Labs. (United States)
Maarten Buijs, Philips Research Labs. (United States)
J. J. L. Horikx, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Kwok Keung Law, 3M Co. (United States)
Michael A. Haase, 3M Co. (United States)
Thomas J. Miller, 3M Co. (United States)
Greg Meis Haugen, 3M Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3001:
In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers: from Ultraviolet to Midinfrared
Hong K. Choi; Peter S. Zory, Editor(s)

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