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Title: Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device

Abstract

A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device. 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872287
Patent Number(s):
5903590
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vertical-cavity; surface-emitting; laser; device; vcsel; comprises; vcsels; mode-control; region; thereabout; forming; optical; cavity; effective; length; embodiments; formed; single; one-; two-dimensional; arrays; index-guided; mode; operation; index; anti-guided; defined; difference; lengths; cavity surface; surface-emitting laser; laser device; vertical-cavity surface-emitting; optical cavity; device comprises; two-dimensional array; cavity length; emitting laser; region forming; dimensional array; /372/

Citation Formats

Hadley, G. Ronald, Lear, Kevin L., Awyoung, Adelbert, and Choquette, Kent D. Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hadley, G. Ronald, Lear, Kevin L., Awyoung, Adelbert, & Choquette, Kent D. Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device. United States.
Hadley, G. Ronald, Lear, Kevin L., Awyoung, Adelbert, and Choquette, Kent D. Fri . "Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872287.
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title = {Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device},
author = {Hadley, G. Ronald and Lear, Kevin L. and Awyoung, Adelbert and Choquette, Kent D.},
abstractNote = {A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser device. 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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