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Monolithic wavelength-graded VCSEL and wavelength-selective photodetector arrays for WDM applications
Author(s): Julian Cheng; Sanh Q. Luong; Gerry G. Ortiz; Yuxin Zhou; Jun Lu; Hong Q. Hou; B. Eugene Hammons; G. Allen Vawter
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Paper Abstract

Monolithic, multiple-wavelength VCSEL arrays have been obtained by using the surface-controlled enhancement and reduction of the MOCVD epitaxial growth rate to produce a periodic and repeatable grading of the resonance wavelength over a span of greater than 30 nm. Room temperature, electrically-injected, cw lasing has also been achieved with a wavelength span of greater than 20 nm. We show here both the enhancement and the reduction of the growth rate of the entire VCSEL structure and demonstrate the controlled variation of the VCSEL lasing wavelength over a widened spectral range by exploiting both of these effects. Using the same growth techniques, wavelength-selective, resonance-enhanced photodetector arrays with closely-matched resonance wavelengths can be monolithically integrated on the same epilayer structure. We demonstrate the repeatability of this technique using different arrays from the same growth run.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3290, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits II, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298233
Show Author Affiliations
Julian Cheng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Sanh Q. Luong, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Gerry G. Ortiz, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Yuxin Zhou, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Jun Lu, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Hong Q. Hou, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
B. Eugene Hammons, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Allen Vawter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3290:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits II
Shih-Yuan Wang; Yoon-Soo Park, Editor(s)

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