A single-mode high-power vertical cavity surface emitting laser

T. Milster, W. Jiang, E. Walker, D. Burak, P. Claisse, P. Kelly, R. Binder

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We show how a structural element introduced into a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) results in the device operating in single stable high-order mode. The results from a 55 μm diameter device, λ=772nm, are presented. The stability of the mode structure is investigated as a function of injection current. A simple theory, based on a modal loss discrimination mechanism in VCSELs with slightly perturbed mirrors, is used to explain the preferred lasing mode in VCSEL structures using a central etched well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3425-3427
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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