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Band-structure and gain-cavity tuning of 2.4-μm GaSb buried tunnel junction VCSELs

Marko, IP, Ikyo, AB, Adams, AR, Sweeney, SJ, Bachmann, A, Kashani-Shirazi, K and Amann, M-C (2009) Band-structure and gain-cavity tuning of 2.4-μm GaSb buried tunnel junction VCSELs Proceedings of European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference.

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Low-cost, continuous-wave GaSb-based vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) operating at ~ 2.4 mum up to 50degC have been demonstrated recently. In this work we have used high pressure techniques to investigate ways to improve their performance and extend their working temperature range. Since the band-gap and energy of the gain peak (Ep) increase with pressure at 0.126 meV/MPa at constant temperature, when applied to edge emitting lasers (EEL) we can use pressure to determine the radiative and non-radiative recombination processes occurring. In the VCSEL the pressure dependence of the threshold current, is much more complicated. At the higher temperature the decreasing Auger recombination initially dominates. Therefore we predict that either increasing the band gap or increasing the operating wavelength will allow an improved temperature performance of these GaSb-based VCSELs.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Photonics
Authors :
Marko, IP
Ikyo, AB
Adams, AR
Sweeney, SJ
Bachmann, A
Kashani-Shirazi, K
Amann, M-C
Date : 2009
DOI : 10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5193611
Additional Information : Copyright 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Mar 2012 15:26
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:18

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