1 April 1991 Vertical cavity lasers for optical interconnects
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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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Jack L. Jewell, Jack L. Jewell, Yong H. Lee, Yong H. Lee, Samuel L. McCall, Samuel L. McCall, Axel Scherer, Axel Scherer, James P. Harbison, James P. Harbison, Leigh T. Florez, Leigh T. Florez, N. Anders Olsson, N. Anders Olsson, Rodney S. Tucker, Rodney S. Tucker, Charles A. Burrus, Charles A. Burrus, Claude J. Sandroff, Claude J. Sandroff, } "Vertical cavity lasers for optical interconnects", Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25542; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25542
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