Single mode TEM00 large diameter electrically pumped external-cavity VCSEL devices on electroplated gold substrate

Conference: IPRM 2011 - 23th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials
05/22/2011 - 05/26/2011 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: IPRM 2011

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Laurain, A.; Garnache, A. (Institut d'Electronique du Sud, UMR5214 / CNRS / Université Montpellier 2, France)
Michon, A.; Beaudoin, G.; Roblin, C.; Cambril, E.; Sagnes, I. (Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, UPR10 / CNRS, Marcoussis, France)

We present the design, technology and performances of single-frequency GaAs-based electrically-pumped quantumwell vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers. We report on room-temperature continuous-wave laser emission at 1 µm with 10 mW output power. The external cavity provides a circular TEM00 beam close to diffraction limit (M2 = 1.2). The laser exhibits single frequency operation (< 30 MHz), a side mode suppression ratio > 37 dB and linear light polarization (> 20 dB). Thermal, electrical and optical properties of the device are studied.