Coherence in Multielement-Phased Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays Using Resonance Tuning

Bradley J. Thompson, Zihe Gao, Stewart T.M. Fryslie, Matthew T. Johnson, Dominic F. Siriani, Kent D. Choquette

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Abstract

We show that optical coupling can be achieved reproducibly and with high yield by resonance tuning the elements of substrate-emitting and top-emitting vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser arrays. The resonance tuning is enabled by electrical isolation of the lasing elements in the array, which in this paper is done by post fabrication processing. Prior to electrical isolation, the laser arrays exhibit incoherent optical properties. Using resonance tuning, both in-phase and out-of-phase coherent modes are observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8032484
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Coherent arrays
  • semiconductor laser arrays
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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