28 February 2006 High-power distributed Bragg reflector lasers for green-light generation
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We report on the design, fabrication and performance of high-power and high-modulation-speed 1060-nm DBR lasers for green-light emission by second harmonic generation. Single-spatial-mode and single-wavelength power more than 450 mW of 1060-nm wavelength was achieved with a 3-section DBR laser with non-absorbing DBR and phase sections created by an impurity-free quantum-well intermixing technique. A thermally-induced wavelength tuning of 2.4 nm and a carrier-induced wavelength tuning of -0.85 nm were obtained by injecting current into the DBR section. The green power as high as 104.6 mW was demonstrated by coupling the DBR laser output to a second-harmonic-generation waveguide. Measured rise/fall times of 0.2 ns for direct intensity modulation and 0.6 ns for wavelength modulation make the DBR lasers suitable for >=50-MHz green-light-modulation applications. The detrimental thermally-induced patterning effect and a differential-phase modulation scheme as a solution are discussed.
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Martin H. Hu, Martin H. Hu, Hong Ky Nguyen, Hong Ky Nguyen, Kechang Song, Kechang Song, Yabo Li, Yabo Li, Nick J. Visovsky, Nick J. Visovsky, Xingsheng Liu, Xingsheng Liu, Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Sean Coleman, Sean Coleman, Lawrence C. Hughes, Lawrence C. Hughes, Jacques Gollier, Jacques Gollier, William Miller, William Miller, Raj Bhat, Raj Bhat, Chung-En Zah, Chung-En Zah, "High-power distributed Bragg reflector lasers for green-light generation", Proc. SPIE 6116, Optical Components and Materials III, 61160M (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647840; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.647840
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