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Title: Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device

Abstract

A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device is disclosed. The vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) device comprises one or more VCSELs with each VCSEL having a mode-control region thereabout, with the mode-control region forming an optical cavity with an effective cavity length different from the effective cavity length within each VCSEL. Embodiments of the present invention can be formed as single VCSELs and as one- or two-dimensional arrays of VCSELs, with either an index-guided mode of operation or an index anti-guided mode of operation being defined by a sign of the difference in the two effective cavity lengths. 10 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
350326
Patent Number(s):
5,903,590
Application Number:
PAN: 8-650,242
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; SCA: 426002; PA: EDB-99:063728; SN: 99002098242
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; DESIGN; LASER CAVITIES; MODE CONTROL

Citation Formats

Hadley, G.R., Lear, K.L., Awyoung, A., and Choquette, K.D. Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hadley, G.R., Lear, K.L., Awyoung, A., & Choquette, K.D. Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device. United States.
Hadley, G.R., Lear, K.L., Awyoung, A., and Choquette, K.D. Tue . "Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device". United States.
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abstractNote = {A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device is disclosed. The vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) device comprises one or more VCSELs with each VCSEL having a mode-control region thereabout, with the mode-control region forming an optical cavity with an effective cavity length different from the effective cavity length within each VCSEL. Embodiments of the present invention can be formed as single VCSELs and as one- or two-dimensional arrays of VCSELs, with either an index-guided mode of operation or an index anti-guided mode of operation being defined by a sign of the difference in the two effective cavity lengths. 10 figs.},
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