VARIATION OF MQW DESIGN PARAMETERS IN A GaAs/InP-BASED LW-VCSEL AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE SPECTRAL LINEWIDTH Conference Paper uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper reports on the simulative and comparative study on the effects of multi quantum well (MQW) design parameters on the spectral linewidth of a wafer-bonded GaAs/InP -based, 1.5 μm long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (LW-VCSEL). The device employs InGaAsP MQWs sandwiched between GaAs/AlGaAs and GaAs/AlAs distributed Bragg reflectors (DBR) and utilizes a bottom-emitting, air-post design for current confinement. Among the modeled LW-VCSEL devices, the best linewidth achieved was 41.29 MHz at a peak wavelength of 1.57 μm for 8 MQWs with well thicknesses of 5.5 nm each and barrier thicknesses of 8 nm; equivalent to the experimental device developed in the past. Comparison of linewidth values calculated using developed analytical equations that link the MQW parameters to the spectral linewidth versus the actual linewidth from fabricated devices yields error ratios of ~ 6% proving a robust approximation has been achieved.

authors

  • Menon, Suresh
  • MENON, PSUSTHITHA
  • KANDIAH, KUMARAJAH
  • SHAARI, SAHBUDIN

publication date

  • June 2010