22 June 1989 Optical Cavity Design For Wavelength-Resonant Surface-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1043, Laser Diode Technology and Applications; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976362
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Recently, we have demonstrated a novel surface-emitting semiconductor laser with a wavelength-resonant periodic gain medium, which has performed significantly better than conventional double-heterostructure and multiple-quantum-well vertical-cavity devices. The gain medium consists of a series of half-wave-spaced quantum wells which provides enhanced longitudinal gain at a selected wavelength in the vertical direction, reducing transverse amplified spontaneous emission, lowering the threshold and raising the quantum efficiency. However, because the antinodes of the standing-wave optical field must coincide with the quantum wells, considerable attention must be devoted to designing the vertical cavity. Here we examine various cavity configurations in which the wavelength-resonant periodic gain medium has been incorporated. Multilayer epitaxial reflectors are particularly attractive for fabricating monolithic vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.
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S. R.J. Brueck, S. R.J. Brueck, M. Y.A. Raja, M. Y.A. Raja, M. Osinski, M. Osinski, C. F. Schaus, C. F. Schaus, M. Mahbobzadeh, M. Mahbobzadeh, J. G. McInerney, J. G. McInerney, K. J. Dahlhauser, K. J. Dahlhauser, } "Optical Cavity Design For Wavelength-Resonant Surface-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers", Proc. SPIE 1043, Laser Diode Technology and Applications, (22 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976362; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976362


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