Quasi-single-mode surface-emitting laser diodes based on surface mode emission

Anton Koeck, A. Golshani, R. Hainberger, N. Finger, Claire Gmachl, Erich Gornik, Lutz Korte

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First results from surface mode emitting (SME)-laser diodes utilizing a first-order grating are presented. The use of a first-order grating instead of a third-order grating strongly improves the radiation characteristics of surface emitting SME-laser diodes. Although a real single mode operation from SME-laser diodes is not yet achieved, the tunability of the main emission wavelength by changes of the waveguide thickness is clearly demonstrated. The crucial feature of the SME-technique is that it provides a high flexibility, when processing surface emitting laser diodes with desired radiation pattern and wavelength emission characteristics. These features are discussed to demonstrate the high application potential of the SME-laser diodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsKurt J. Linden, Prasad R. Akkapeddi
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Diodes and Applications II - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 29 1996Jan 31 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherLaser Diodes and Applications II
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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