Continuous wave operation of a surface-emitting AlGaAs/GaAs multiquantum well distributed Bragg reflector laser

Kojima, Keisuke; Noda, Susumu; Mitsunaga, Kazumasa; Kyuma, Kazuo; Hamanaka, Koichi
June 1987
Applied Physics Letters;6/15/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 24, p1705
Academic Journal
The first cw operation of an AlGaAs/GaAs distributed Bragg reflector laser was achieved at room temperature with a threshold current as low as 38 mA. Surface emission exceeding 4 mW was obtained with an external differential quantum efficiency of 9% and a beam divergence of 0.17°×10°. A two-dimensional laser array with 3×4 gratings was also fabricated and an output power exceeding 500 mW was obtained under pulsed condition.


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