Proceedings PaperLong-Wavelength Lasers For Optical Communications
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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.