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Vertical cavity lasers for optical interconnects
Author(s): Jack L. Jewell; Yong H. Lee; Samuel L. McCall; Axel Scherer; James P. Harbison; Leigh T. Florez; N. Anders Olsson; Rodney S. Tucker; Charles A. Burrus; Claude J. Sandroff
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Paper Abstract

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers1 are generating much interest due to their geometric suitability for two-dimensional array fabrication and their potential for achieving ultra-low thresholds. Here we report on optically- and electrically-pumped microlaser devices. having transverse dimensions of a few microns and active material lengths of a few hundred A. The very small volumes are a key factor in achieving low thresholds. So far however surface recombination has prevented us from achieving thresholds much below 1 mA.

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Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25542
Show Author Affiliations
Jack L. Jewell, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Yong H. Lee, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Samuel L. McCall, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Axel Scherer, Bell Communications Research (United States)
James P. Harbison, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Leigh T. Florez, Bell Communications Research (United States)
N. Anders Olsson, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Rodney S. Tucker, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Charles A. Burrus, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Claude J. Sandroff, Bell Communications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1389:
Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies
Gnanalingam Arjavalingam; James Pazaris, Editor(s)

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