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Corrugated laser structures

Katzir, A. and Yariv, A. and Yen, H. W. and Nakamura, M. and Aiki, K. and Umeda, Jun-ichi (1975) Corrugated laser structures. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, 12 (4). pp. 865-868. ISSN 0022-5355. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KATjvst75

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Abstract

GaAs–GaAlAs double-heterostructure injection lasers consist of several epilayers of GaAs and GaAlAs grown on a GaAs substrate. The need for cleaved end mirrors may be eliminated in these lasers by incorporating internal periodic corrugation which provide feedback. This distributed feedback relies on Bragg reflection from the periodic perturbation, and thus the lasing wavelength is directly proportional to the corrugation period. Such corrugated laser structures are compatible with the fabrication of monolithic optical circuits and seem to be most suitable as light sources for integrated optics. Our group prepared corrugated structures by ion milling or chemical etching through a photoresist mask which was generated by the interference of two laser beams. We observed laser emission from GaAs–GaAlAs double heterostructures with internal corrugation when pumped electrically at 77 °K. Theoretical considerations indicate that such lasers should have a very low threshold current and a good wavelength selectivity. Further experimental work on these devices is now in progress.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© 1975 American Vacuum Society Received 6 January 1975, in final form 30 January 1975 Work supported by the National Science Foundation under the Optical Communications program, and by the Office of Naval Research.
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