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Nitride VCSELs: close future or distant prospects?
Author(s): Wlodzimierz Nakwaski; Pawel Mackowiak
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In the present paper, a possibility of a manufacturing nitride VCSELs is discussed. It is evident from the analysis, that the VCSEL configurations of nitride lasers need more advanced technology then their edge-emitting counterparts. In particular, extremely high-reflective low- loss resonator mirrors and extraordinarily high quality, uniform structure layers are necessary to reach in nitride VCSELs a laser action at room temperature. Besides, until now there has not been found efficient technological process to define precisely current paths for lateral injection. Nevertheless, a rapid progress in nitride technology is still observed which may finally enable us to manufacture reliable and efficient nitride VCSELs earlier than it is generally expected.

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Date Published: 4 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4237, Laser Technology VI: Progress in Lasers, (4 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402861
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Wlodzimierz Nakwaski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland) and CHTM/Univ. of New Mexico (Poland)
Pawel Mackowiak, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4237:
Laser Technology VI: Progress in Lasers
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz, Editor(s)

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