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

Thomas D Milster, W. Jiang, E. Walker, D. Burak, P. Claisse, Kelly Potter, Rudolf Binder

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Abstract

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
Volume72
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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A single-mode high-power vertical cavity surface emitting laser. / Milster, Thomas D; Jiang, W.; Walker, E.; Burak, D.; Claisse, P.; Potter, Kelly; Binder, Rudolf.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 72, No. 26, 1998, p. 3425-3427.

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Milster, Thomas D ; Jiang, W. ; Walker, E. ; Burak, D. ; Claisse, P. ; Potter, Kelly ; Binder, Rudolf. / A single-mode high-power vertical cavity surface emitting laser. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1998 ; Vol. 72, No. 26. pp. 3425-3427.
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