Affordable Access

Broadband external cavity tunable quantum dot lasers with low injection current density

Authors
  • xq, lv
  • jin, p
  • wang, wy
  • wang, zg
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Source
Knowledge Repository of SEMI,CAS
Keywords
License
Unknown
External links

Abstract

Broadband grating-coupled external cavity laser, based on InAs/GaAs quantum dots, is achieved. The device has a wavelength tuning range from 1141.6 nm to 1251.7 nm under a low continuous-wave injection current density (458 A/cm(2)). The tunable bandwidth covers consecutively the light emissions from both the ground state and the 1st excited state of quantum dots. The effects of cavity length and antireflection facet coating on device performance are studied. It is shown that antireflection facet coating expands the tuning bandwidth up to similar to 150 nm, accompanied by an evident increase in threshold current density, which is attributed to the reduced interaction between the light field and the quantum dots in the active region of the device.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times