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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2861–2863

Conducting single-transverse-mode operation with a wide tuning range in commercial multimode VCSELs by beam-profile-adapted optical feedback

Chuan-Pi Hsu, Da-Long Cheng, Wang-Chuang Kuo, and Tsu-Chiang Yen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2861-2863 (2009)

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This research investigated the feasibility of employing beam-profile-adapted optical feedback to conduct commercial multi-transverse-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) to emit a single transverse mode with a wide tuning range. Experimentally, for a VCSEL with its solitary spectrum consisting of almost no fundamental transverse mode, the fundamental transverse mode could be conducted to lase with a tuning range of about 1285 GHz and side-mode suppression ratio of around 20 dB. These results can greatly enhance the performance of VCSELs in many applications.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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Original Manuscript: June 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2009
Published: September 14, 2009

Chuan-Pi Hsu, Da-Long Cheng, Wang-Chuang Kuo, and Tsu-Chiang Yen, "Conducting single-transverse-mode operation with a wide tuning range in commercial multimode VCSELs by beam-profile-adapted optical feedback," Opt. Lett. 34, 2861-2863 (2009)

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