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Narrow-linewidth VCSELs based on multi-mirror cavities (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Darwin K. Serkland; Theodore J. Morin; Haley M. So; Gregory M. Peake; Michael G. Wood; Alejandro J. Grine; C. Ryan Tait; Chris P. Hains; Kent M. Geib

Paper Abstract

We report on the design and characterization of multi-mirror vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) that achieve linewidths less than 2 MHz. We have fabricated all-semiconductor multi-mirror VCSELs at 850 nm that operate in a single mode and are suitable for high-resolution spectroscopy. Cold-cavity linewidth measurements confirm increased quality factors relative to standard VCSEL resonators. Frequency noise power spectral density measurements exhibit 1/f noise and white-noise floors consistent with Lorentzian linewidths less than 2 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11300, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XXIV, 1130008 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2547075
Show Author Affiliations
Darwin K. Serkland, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Theodore J. Morin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Haley M. So, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Gregory M. Peake, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Michael G. Wood, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Alejandro J. Grine, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
C. Ryan Tait, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Chris P. Hains, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Kent M. Geib, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11300:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XXIV
Luke A. Graham; Chun Lei, Editor(s)

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