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Title: Composite resonator vertical cavity laser diode

The use of two coupled laser cavities has been employed in edge emitting semiconductor lasers for mode suppression and frequency stabilization. The incorporation of coupled resonators within a vertical cavity laser opens up new possibilities due to the unique ability to tailor the interaction between the cavities. Composite resonators can be utilized to control spectral and temporal properties within the laser; previous studies of coupled cavity vertical cavity lasers have employed photopumped structures. The authors report the first composite resonator vertical cavity laser diode consisting of two optical cavities and three monolithic distributed Bragg reflectors. Cavity coupling effects and two techniques for external modulation of the laser are described.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
650276
Report Number(s):
SAND--98-0517C; CONF-980529--
ON: DE98004115; TRN: AHC2DT04%%189
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on lasers and electro-optics, San Francisco, CA (United States), 3-8 May 1998; Other Information: PBD: May 1998
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Financial Management and Controller, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; LASER CAVITIES; DESIGN; BRAGG REFLECTION; RESONATORS; OPERATION; ELECTRICAL PUMPING