Photonic crystal VCSELs with narrow spectral width and high bandwidth operating at low current density

M. Tan, S. T.M. Fryslie, J. K. Guenter, J. A. Tatum, R. H. Johnson, K. D. Choquette

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Abstract

A photonic crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with a spectral width of 0.16 nm and a 3dB small signal modulation bandwidth of 16.2 GHz is demonstrated. Separation of optical and current apertures enables a narrow spectral width and an extremely low operating current density of ~ 1 kA/cm 2 simultaneously. It can potentially be used as a high-reliability laser source that enables error-free transmission over long multimode fibre links at high data rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-613
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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