Tunable doped-fibre vertical cavity surface emitting laser

N. Laurand, S. Calvez, M.D. Dawson, S. Bouchoule, J.C. Harmand, J. Decobert

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Abstract

A simple way to improve the output power of singlemode tunable VCSELs is demonstrated. It is based on a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA)-like embodiment of a fibre-VCSEL. The reported device, operating at 1.55 mu m, uses a single pump source to photo-excite both a semiconductor structure and a doped fibre without compromise in compactness. Initial results show continuous tunability over 11 nm and. bre-coupled output power of 3.1 mW. It is noted that this approach can be extended to any part of the spectrum for which rare-earth doped optical fibres are available.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-888
Number of pages1
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume45
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2009

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Keywords

  • 1.55 MU-M
  • vecsel
  • vcsel

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