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Long-Wavelength Lasers For Optical Communications
Author(s): R. J. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

A review is presented of the current status of the development of semiconductor lasers which emit in the 1.3-1.6 μm wavelength region where optical loss and dispersion are lowest in present day optical fibers. The operating characteristics of several types of stable single-transverse-mode laser structures including buried and strip-buried heterostructures are discussed. Spectral behavior, noise properties and output beam characteristics are described. The results of recent work on laser fabrication for integrated optics are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0269, Integrated Optics I, (29 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959946
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R. J. Nelson, Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0269:
Integrated Optics I
Esther Krikorian; Harold M. Stoll, Editor(s)

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