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Fiber-tunable dilute-nitride VCSEL

Laurand, N. and Calvez, S. and Dawson, M.D. and Jouhti, T. and Kontinnen, J. and Pessa, M. (2005) Fiber-tunable dilute-nitride VCSEL. Physica Status Solidi C, 2 (11). pp. 3895-3898. ISSN 1862-6351

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Abstract

We report the single-mode operation and characterization of a 1.3-m hybrid-fiber-tunable GaInNAs VCSEL. Results show that at room-temperature the device can be continuously tuned over 18.5-nm with output power up to 0.23-mW. Coupled-cavity effects were found to be a limiting factor for the tuning range. This device not only opens up potential applications in the physics of light-matter interaction, sensing and optical communications where it will, eventually, compete with InP-based VCSEL, but it is also a first step toward a tunable dilute-nitride vertical-cavity amplifier.