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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6447–6452

Switchable double wavelength generating vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser

Jan Muszalski, Artur Broda, Artur Trajnerowicz, Anna Wójcik-Jedlińska, Robert P. Sarzała, Michał Wasiak, Piotr Gutowski, Iwona Sankowska, Justyna Kubacka-Traczyk, and Krystyna Gołaszewska-Malec  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6447-6452 (2014)

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Switchable, double wavelength generation is demonstrated from a single vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser chip. Power of ~0.5W for two wavelengths λ≈967nm and 1018nm i.e. within the spectral distance of 51nm were registered. In the semiconductor heterostructure a single set of nominally identical quantum wells was enclosed in a single, two-mode resonant microcavity. The wavelength switching was induced by the change of the pump power. The increase or decrease of the pump power changes the active region temperature and thus tunes spectrally the gain spectrum to the one of two modes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

Jan Muszalski, Artur Broda, Artur Trajnerowicz, Anna Wójcik-Jedlińska, Robert P. Sarzała, Michał Wasiak, Piotr Gutowski, Iwona Sankowska, Justyna Kubacka-Traczyk, and Krystyna Gołaszewska-Malec, "Switchable double wavelength generating vertical external cavity surface-emitting laser," Opt. Express 22, 6447-6452 (2014)

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