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Thermal resistance reduction in 670 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
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Paper Abstract

The first investigation of the effect of mesa plated sidewall heatsinks on the performance of red oxide-confined verticalcavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is reported. Single mode (SMSR>20dB) visible (670 nm) VCSELs were fabricated with an AlGaInP active region and AlGaAs distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs). Copper is electroplated on and around VCSELs with different mesa diameters with a variety of overlap sizes. A trend of reduction in thermal impedance for some devices has also been observed with increasing the plating overlap size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7615, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIV, 76150L (5 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842693
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Rashid Safaisini, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Klein Johnson, Vixar (United States)
Kevin L. Lear, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7615:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIV
James K. Guenter; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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