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Guided-mode grating resonant filters for VCSEL applications
Author(s): J. Allen Cox; Robert A. Morgan; Robert M. Wilke; Carol M. Ford
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Paper Abstract

A brief summary of both VCSEL technology and guided-mode grating resonant filters (GMGRFs) is presented. We then discuss benefits and issues of integrating the two technologies, emphasizing control of wavelength, polarization, and laser cavity modes. We present a GMGRF design suitable for a 980 nm InGaAs VCSEL and show that a significant loss (-4%) in reflectivity results from the slight loss associated with the minimum mirror conductivity required to inject current through the mirror. Experimental data are presented at 850 mm for gratings designed for and fabricated on fused silica substrates and illustrate that GMGRFs are also very sensitive to other forms of loss such as scatter caused by roughness in the grating lines. We suggest a hybrid approach of a GMGRF on a reduced distributed Bragg reflector stack as a means to circumvent the high sensitivity to loss in the GMGRF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3291, Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications V, (18 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310571
Show Author Affiliations
J. Allen Cox, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Morgan, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Robert M. Wilke, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Carol M. Ford, Honeywell Sensor and Guidance Products (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3291:
Diffractive and Holographic Device Technologies and Applications V
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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