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Title: Coupled Resonator Vertical Cavity Laser Diode

Abstract

We report the operation of an electrically injected monolithic coupled resonator vertical cavity laser which consists of an active cavity containing In{sub x}Ga{sub 1{minus}x}As quantum wells optically coupled to a passive GaAs cavity. This device demonstrates novel modulation characteristics arising from dynamic changes in the coupling between the active and passive cavities. A composite mode theory is used to model the output modulation of the coupled resonator vertical cavity laser. It is shown that the laser intensity can be modulated by either forward or reverse biasing the passive cavity. Under forward biasing, the modulation is due to carrier induced changes in the refractive index, while for reverse bias operation the modulation is caused by field dependent cavity enhanced absorption.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12676
Report Number(s):
SAND99-2409J
TRN: AH200120%%382
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Applied Physics Letters; PBD: 16 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; MODULATION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; RESONATORS; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; INDIUM ARSENIDES; DESIGN; SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES; ABSORPTION; VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS; VCSEL; COUPLED RESONATOR; COUPLED CAVITY

Citation Formats

CHOQUETTE, KENT D., CHOW, WENG W., FISCHER, ARTHUR J., GEIB, KENT M., and HOU, HONG Q. Coupled Resonator Vertical Cavity Laser Diode. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1109/LEOSST.1999.794714.
CHOQUETTE, KENT D., CHOW, WENG W., FISCHER, ARTHUR J., GEIB, KENT M., & HOU, HONG Q. Coupled Resonator Vertical Cavity Laser Diode. United States. doi:10.1109/LEOSST.1999.794714.
CHOQUETTE, KENT D., CHOW, WENG W., FISCHER, ARTHUR J., GEIB, KENT M., and HOU, HONG Q. Thu . "Coupled Resonator Vertical Cavity Laser Diode". United States. doi:10.1109/LEOSST.1999.794714. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12676.
@article{osti_12676,
title = {Coupled Resonator Vertical Cavity Laser Diode},
author = {CHOQUETTE, KENT D. and CHOW, WENG W. and FISCHER, ARTHUR J. and GEIB, KENT M. and HOU, HONG Q.},
abstractNote = {We report the operation of an electrically injected monolithic coupled resonator vertical cavity laser which consists of an active cavity containing In{sub x}Ga{sub 1{minus}x}As quantum wells optically coupled to a passive GaAs cavity. This device demonstrates novel modulation characteristics arising from dynamic changes in the coupling between the active and passive cavities. A composite mode theory is used to model the output modulation of the coupled resonator vertical cavity laser. It is shown that the laser intensity can be modulated by either forward or reverse biasing the passive cavity. Under forward biasing, the modulation is due to carrier induced changes in the refractive index, while for reverse bias operation the modulation is caused by field dependent cavity enhanced absorption.},
doi = {10.1109/LEOSST.1999.794714},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}