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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1994
  • pp: 969–971

Lasing characteristics of visible AlGaInP/AlGaAs vertical-cavity lasers

Kent D. Choquette, R. P. Schneider, Jr., and J. A. Lott  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 969-971 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000969


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Abstract

We report the lasing characteristics of gain-guided AlGaInP/AlGaAs visible vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes. At room temperature, continuous-wave operation is achieved over the wavelength range of 657–685 nm with the minimum threshold current at 670 nm. Devices with a 10-μm diameter have threshold currents as low as 1.25 mA at room temperature (297 K) and 0.8 mA at 250 K. In addition, a single predetermined linear polarization state is found, independent of the lasing mode order and operating temperature.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 1994
Published: July 1, 1994

Citation
Kent D. Choquette, R. P. Schneider, and J. A. Lott, "Lasing characteristics of visible AlGaInP/AlGaAs vertical-cavity lasers," Opt. Lett. 19, 969-971 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-13-969

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