Cascade vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays

Kent D Choquette, Erik Young, Kent Geib, Darwin Serkland, Andrew Allerman, Charlie Cox, Edward Ackerman, Harold Roussell

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An approach to achieve cascade laser diodes is to lithographically series connect individual devices is presented. As such, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are particularly amenable to this since close packed 2-dimensional arrays are demonstrated. Moreover high volume/low cost VCSEL manufacture implies that low cost analog optical link with gain could be feasible. This paper reports on the first lithographic cascade VCSEL arrays which exhibit > 100% differential quantum efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-328
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 10 2002Nov 14 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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