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Long-wavelength vertical-cavity laser research at Gore
Author(s): Vijaysekhar Jayaraman; J. C. Geske; Michael H. MacDougal; Frank H. Peters; Ted D. Lowes; T. T. Char; Dale R. Van Deusen; T. Goodnough; Mark Nathaniel Donhowe; Sean P. Kilcoyne; David J. Welch
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Paper Abstract

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) operating near 1310 or 1550 nm have been the subject of intensive research by multiple groups for several years. In the past year at Gore, we have demonstrated the first 1300 nm VCSELs which operate with useful power, high modulation rate, and low voltage over the commercial temperature range of 0 - 70 degree(s)C. These results have been achieved using a new structure in which an 850 nm VCSEL optical pump is integrated with the 1300 nm VCSEL. Electrical drive is applied to the 850 nm pump, and 1300 nm light is emitted from the integrated structure. This approach has resulted in over a milliwatt of single transverse mode power at room temperature, and several hundred microwatts of single transverse mode power at 70 degree(s)C. In addition, these devices demonstrate multi-gigabit modulation and excellent coupling efficiency to single-mode fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3627, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers III, (29 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347091
Show Author Affiliations
Vijaysekhar Jayaraman, Gore Photonics (United States)
J. C. Geske, Gore Photonics (United States)
Michael H. MacDougal, Gore Photonics (United States)
Frank H. Peters, Gore Photonics (United States)
Ted D. Lowes, Gore Photonics (United States)
T. T. Char, Gore Photonics (United States)
Dale R. Van Deusen, Gore Photonics (United States)
T. Goodnough, Gore Photonics (United States)
Mark Nathaniel Donhowe, Gore Photonics (United States)
Sean P. Kilcoyne, Gore Photonics (United States)
David J. Welch, Gore Photonics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3627:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers III
Kent D. Choquette; Chun Lei, Editor(s)

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