Monolithic integration of an AlGaAs/GaAs multiple quantum well distributed feedback laser and a grating coupler for surface emission

Noda, Susumu; Kojima, Keisuke; Mitsunaga, Kazumasa; Kyuma, Kazuo; Hamanaka, Koich; Nakayama, Takashi
October 1987
Applied Physics Letters;10/12/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 15, p1200
Academic Journal
Monolithically integrated surface-emitting device consisting of an AlGaAs/GaAs multiple quantum well distributed feedback laser and a grating coupler is demonstrated for the first time. The grating coupler was made by utilizing the properties of low loss and easily saturable absorption in the multiple quantum well structure. No additional crystal growths or complicated fabrication processes were required for the integration. An output power of 2 mW and a narrow beam divergence of 0.22° were obtained under continuous wave operation.


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