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Title: Efficient room-temperature continuous-wave AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible (670 nm) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes

Abstract

Significant improvement in the performance of AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes has been achieved in gain-guided planar-geometry devices utilizing proton implants to define the current injection path. Threshold currents as low as 1.25 mA were measured on 10 [mu]m-diameter devices, with maximum power output of 0.33 mW from larger devices. Continuous-wave (cw) lasing was achieved at temperatures as high as 45 C. The improved diode performance is attributed to better lateral heat-sinking and reduced parasitic heat generation afforded by the planar device structure, relative to previously-reported air-post structures. This work represents the first realization of efficient room-temperature operation of AlGaInP-based visible VCSEL diodes.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States) Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for High Technology Materials
  3. Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for High Technology Materials
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7227474
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6:3; Journal ID: ISSN 1041-1135
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; ALUMINIUM ARSENIDES; FABRICATION; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; HEAT SINKS; INDIUM PHOSPHIDES; OPERATION; VISIBLE RADIATION; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; ARSENIC COMPOUNDS; ARSENIDES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GALLIUM COMPOUNDS; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; LASERS; PHOSPHIDES; PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS; PNICTIDES; RADIATIONS; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; SINKS; SOLID STATE LASERS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Schneider, Jr, R P, Choquette, K D, Lear, K L, Figiel, J J, Lott, J A, and Malloy, K J. Efficient room-temperature continuous-wave AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible (670 nm) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1109/68.275475.
Schneider, Jr, R P, Choquette, K D, Lear, K L, Figiel, J J, Lott, J A, & Malloy, K J. Efficient room-temperature continuous-wave AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible (670 nm) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes. United States. doi:10.1109/68.275475.
Schneider, Jr, R P, Choquette, K D, Lear, K L, Figiel, J J, Lott, J A, and Malloy, K J. Tue . "Efficient room-temperature continuous-wave AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible (670 nm) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes". United States. doi:10.1109/68.275475.
@article{osti_7227474,
title = {Efficient room-temperature continuous-wave AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible (670 nm) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes},
author = {Schneider, Jr, R P and Choquette, K D and Lear, K L and Figiel, J J and Lott, J A and Malloy, K J},
abstractNote = {Significant improvement in the performance of AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes has been achieved in gain-guided planar-geometry devices utilizing proton implants to define the current injection path. Threshold currents as low as 1.25 mA were measured on 10 [mu]m-diameter devices, with maximum power output of 0.33 mW from larger devices. Continuous-wave (cw) lasing was achieved at temperatures as high as 45 C. The improved diode performance is attributed to better lateral heat-sinking and reduced parasitic heat generation afforded by the planar device structure, relative to previously-reported air-post structures. This work represents the first realization of efficient room-temperature operation of AlGaInP-based visible VCSEL diodes.},
doi = {10.1109/68.275475},
journal = {IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)},
issn = {1041-1135},
number = ,
volume = 6:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}