Frequency noise in 850-nm oxidized VCSELs

Jean Philippe Tourrenc, Philippe Signoret, Mikhaël Myara, Francesco Marin, Kent D. Choquette, Robert Alabedra

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The study of laser frequency noise is of crucial importance in communication applications. Indeed, the frequency noise of a laser has a direct influence on the lineshape and the linewidth. This topic is particularly interesting for Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), which optical properties make them key-devices for optical communications. In this paper, we present the frequency-noise spectrum we obtained with selectively-oxidized VCSELs emitting in the range of 850nm. We have noticed different parts in the spectrum: a 1/fn part in the low-frequency range, independent of the output power, and a white-noise part in the high-frequency range, inversely dependent of the output power. The link with the lineshape of the laser is theoretically performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-539
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Sep 19 2003
EventFluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2003Jun 4 2003


  • Frequency noise
  • Spectral properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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