Vertical coupled-cavity surface emitting laser diodes

Kent D. Choquette, W. W. Chow, H. Q. Hou, K. M. Geib, B. E. Hammons

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This paper reports the first electrically injected vertical coupled-cavity surface emitting laser (VCCSEL). The VCCSEL incorporates a passive upper resonator consisting of 1-λ thick GaAs with a lower 1-λ thick active cavity containing 3 InGaAs quantum wells surrounded by selectively oxidized apertures. Simulations that the VCCSELs can be used to control spectral as well femoral properties within the laser. Two methods for external laser modulation arising from novel cavity coupling phenomena are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Device Research Conference - Charlottesville, VA, USA
Duration: Jun 22 1998Jun 24 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Device Research Conference
CityCharlottesville, VA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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