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In this letter, we present the first demonstration of a long wavelength-tunable vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) using an InP-InAlGaAs distributed Bragg reflector (DBR). The use of such a DBR improves the thermal resistance of the VCSEL while keeping the growth process simple. The devices show operation to temperatures greater than 75/spl deg/C, and single-mode devices emit powers as high as 0.9 mW at room temperature. The tuning range is as high as 17 nm.