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AOC moving forward: the impact of materials behavior
Author(s): David Mathes; Jim Guenter; Jim Tatum; Ralph Johnson; Bobby Hawkins; Chris Johnson; Bobby Hawthorne
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Paper Abstract

After some thirty years of materials analyses into the failure behavior of III-V semiconductor lasers, manufacturers of these devices still regularly encounter new failure mechanisms. This is due mainly to the implementation of progressively more complex and refined designs in devices that are, moreover, often subjected to increasingly more stressful operating or environmental conditions. It is therefore incumbent upon commercial laser manufacturers to maintain a persistent effort to search out and understand these new failure mechanisms, preferably before they are uncovered by an unhappy customer. Below, we describe our pursuit of a thorough materials-level understanding of VCSEL behaviors and illustrate some of the positive effects of these efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6132, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers X, 613203 (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646447
Show Author Affiliations
David Mathes, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Jim Guenter, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Jim Tatum, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Ralph Johnson, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Bobby Hawkins, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Chris Johnson, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Bobby Hawthorne, Advanced Optical Components (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6132:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers X
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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