CW OPERATION OF A GALLIUM INDIUM ARSENIDE PHOSPHIDE/INDIUM PHOSPHIDE LASER WITH A CHEMICALLY-ETCHED MIRROR.

  • Iga K.
  • Miller B.

The first c.w. operation of a GaInAsP/InP stripe laser (¿¿1.3 ¿m) having a chemically etched mirror has been achieved at room temperature. One of the cavity facets was monolithically formed by a wet chemical etch and passivated with a Si3N4 film to simplify bonding the chip on a heat sink. Threshold currents for 10 ¿m-stripe lasers were as low as 190 mA and the differential quantum efficiencies from the cleaved facet were ~18% (27°C, pulsed). C.W. operation was obtained up to 35°C.

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