Fiber-tunable dilute-nitride VCSEL

N. Laurand, S. Calvez, M.D. Dawson, T. Jouhti, J. Kontinnen, M. Pessa

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3895-3898
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi C
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • photonics
  • matter
  • optical communications
  • optics


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