A GaAs-based self-aligned stripe distributed feedback laser

Lei, H., Stevens, B.J., Fry, P.W., Babazadeh, N., Ternent, G., Childs, D. and Groom, K.M. (2016) A GaAs-based self-aligned stripe distributed feedback laser. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 34(8), 085001. (doi:10.1088/0268-1242/31/8/085001)

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Abstract

We demonstrate operation of a GaAs-based self-aligned stripe (SAS) distributed feedback (DFB) laser. In this structure, a first order GaInP/GaAs index-coupled DFB grating is built within the p-doped AlGaAs layer between the active region and the n-doped GaInP opto-electronic confinement layer of a SAS laser structure. In this process no Al-containing layers are exposed to atmosphere prior to overgrowth. The use of AlGaAs cladding affords the luxury of full flexibility in upper cladding design, which proved necessary due to limitations imposed by the grating infill and overgrowth with the GaInP current block layer. Resultant devices exhibit single-mode lasing with high side-mode-suppression of >40 dB over the temperature range 20 °C–70 °C. The experimentally determined optical profile and grating confinement correlate well with those simulated using Fimmwave.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ternent, Dr Gary and Childs, Dr David and Babazadeh, Dr Nasser
Authors: Lei, H., Stevens, B.J., Fry, P.W., Babazadeh, N., Ternent, G., Childs, D., and Groom, K.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Semiconductor Science and Technology
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:0268-1242
ISSN (Online):1361-6641
Published Online:23 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd
First Published:First published in Semiconductor Science and Technology 34(8):085001
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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