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Advances In Heterojunction Lasers For Fiber Optics Applications
Author(s): C. J. Nuese
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Paper Abstract

Reductions in power consumption and improvements in reliability have made AlGaAs stripe-contact hetero-junction lasers well-suited for many fiber-optic data systems of present interest. Although the beam pattern of some of these lasers is in the form of a stable single lobe, instabilities in the lateral direction are often observed, and require further attention for fibers with small acceptance angles. For long-distance, high-data-rate fiber systems, heterojunction lasers with emission wavelengths beyong 1 μm are being developed. Such lasers of InGaAsP/InP have many attractive properties, but suffer from carrier leakage at short wavelengths (1.0-1.2 μm) and elevated temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0139, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices I, (13 July 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956255
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C. J. Nuese, RCA Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0139:
Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices I
Elsa M. Garmire, Editor(s)

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