Low-dispersion ultra-high-bandwidth vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser arrays

Stewart T.M. Fryslie, Kent D. Choquette

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We show a novel design and operation technique for an array of optically coupled vertical cavity surface emitting lasers enabling high-performance optical transmission. Bandwidths up to 37 GHz have been obtained under single-mode operation with narrow spectral width and increased output power while the laser array is biased at low current density. Using dynamic coupled mode theory analysis we determine important design parameters to engineer for greater enhancement of modulation response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XX
EditorsKent D. Choquette, James K. Guenter
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600010
StatePublished - 2016
EventVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 17 2016Feb 18 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Vertical cavity laser
  • coherent coupling
  • injection locking
  • modulation bandwidth
  • phased arrays
  • photonic crystal
  • semiconductor laser
  • semiconductor laser arrays

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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