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Slab-Coupled Semiconductor Lasers with Single-Spatial, Large-Diameter Mode
Author(s): Joseph P. Donnelly; Robin K. Huang; James N. Walpole; Leo J. Missaggia; Christopher T. Harris; Robert J. Bailey; Jason Plant; Daniel E. Mull; William T. Goodhue; Patrick J. Taylor; Antonio Napoleone; George W. Turner
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Paper Abstract

A high-brightness semiconductor diode laser design, which utilizes a slab-coupled optical waveguide region to achieve several potentially important advances in performance, is described and experimentally demonstrated using simple rib waveguide quantum well structures. These lasers operate in a large, low-aspect-ratio, lowest-order spatial mode, which can be butt coupled to a single-mode fiber with very high coupling efficiency. The acronym used for this new type of structure is SCOWL, taken from "slab-coupled optical waveguide laser". Initial results on 1.3μmm InGaAsP/InP and 980-nm AlGaAs/InGaAs SCOWLs are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4871, Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Amplifiers for Lightwave Communication Systems, (4 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460476
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph P. Donnelly, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Robin K. Huang, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
James N. Walpole, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Leo J. Missaggia, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Christopher T. Harris, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Robert J. Bailey, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Jason Plant, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Daniel E. Mull, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
William T. Goodhue, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Patrick J. Taylor, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Antonio Napoleone, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
George W. Turner, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4871:
Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Amplifiers for Lightwave Communication Systems
Richard P. Mirin; Carmen S. Menoni, Editor(s)

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