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Room temperature continuous wave lasing of GaN-based green vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Author(s): Y. Mei; R. B. Xu; L. Y. Ying; J. P. Liu; Z. W. Zheng; H. Long; B. P. Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Green vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) were fabricated with two different kinds of gain medium, a green-emitting InGaN quantum dot (QD) active region and a normally blue-emitting quantum well (QW) active region. The VCSELs have dual dielectric DBRs and room temperature (RT) continuous wave (CW) lasing was observed in both type VCSELs. For the QD VCSELs, lasing at different wavelengths from 491.8 to 565.7 nm was obtained, covering most of the “green gap”. The lasing wavelength could be controlled by adjusting the cavity length, and the devices were featured with low threshold current of less than 1 kA/cm2. For the QW VCSELs, the emission peak of active layer is around 445nm, dominantly in the blue. However, lasing was observed at around 493 nm, locating at the emission edge and approaching to the green region. The green emission comes from the fluctuation-induced localization centers. And the cavity-enhanced recombination played an important role in realization of lasing action. These results open up opportunities to design and fabricate semiconductor green VCSELs that are useful for wide-gamut, low consumption power and compact displays and projectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10918, Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices XIV, 109181H (1 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511293
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Mei, Xiamen Univ. (China)
R. B. Xu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
L. Y. Ying, Xiamen Univ. (China)
J. P. Liu, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (China)
Z. W. Zheng, Xiamen Univ. (China)
H. Long, Xiamen Univ. (China)
B. P. Zhang, Xiamen Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10918:
Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices XIV
Hiroshi Fujioka; Hadis Morkoç; Ulrich T. Schwarz, Editor(s)

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