We demonstrate what is to our knowledge the first electrically pumped mode-locked vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser. The lasing threshold current is 15 mA with a 1% output coupler. The output pulse width is 80 ps at a repetition rate of 1 GHz.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 25, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993
Wenbin Jiang, Mitsuaki Shimizu, Richard P. Mirin, Thomas E. Reynolds, and John E. Bowers, "Electrically pumped mode-locked vertical-cavity semiconductor lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 1937-1939 (1993)