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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 National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872287
Patent Number(s):
5903590
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
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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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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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Low threshold buried heterostructure vertical cavity surface emitting laser
journal, September 1993


Effective index model for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
journal, January 1995


Understanding Waveguiding in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
conference, January 1996


Comprehensive numerical modeling of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
journal, April 1996