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Advances in laser diode development for high resolution and high-speed printing
Author(s): Michael Kneissl; David P. Bour; Noble M. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

Future high performance printing systems will require higher resolution, higher print speed, and better image quality. One way to enhance the bandwidth in raster-output printing systems is to reduce the wavelength of the laser diodes. Since the optical assembly in polygon scanner systems is diffraction limited, a reduction in wavelength of the scanning beam would significantly improve the optical resolution of the printing system compared to the currently used IR and red lasers. This paper discusses the design and performance characteristics of III-nitride based multi- quantum well laser diodes grown on sapphire substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. Room-temperature continuous-wave operation with threshold currents as low as 45 mW have been achieved with threshold voltages of 7.5 V. CW operation was observed up to 60 degree(s)C with emission wavelength around 410 nm. By using short-period AlGaN/GaN superlattice the cladding layer thickness could be significantly increased resulting in an improved transverse far-field pattern.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3947, In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IV, (18 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382096
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Kneissl, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)
David P. Bour, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)
Noble M. Johnson, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3947:
In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers IV
Luke J. Mawst; Ramon U. Martinelli, Editor(s)

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