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Deep-Etched Native-Oxide-Confined High-Index-Contrast AlGaAs Heterostructure Lasers With 1.3 μm Dilute-Nitride Quantum Wells

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6 Author(s)
Di Liang ; Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara ; Jusong Wang ; Yu-Ting Huang, J. ; Jeng-Ya Yeh
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Using a modified, O2-enhanced nonselective wet thermal oxidation process, deep-etched ridge waveguides in AlGaAs heterostructures containing lambda = 808 nm InAlGaAs single quantum well or aluminum-free lambda = 1.3 mum GaAsP/InGaAsN dilute nitride multi-quantum-well active regions have been directly oxidized to effectively provide simultaneous electrical isolation, interface state passivation, and sidewall roughness reduction. The resulting high- index-contrast (HIC) ridge waveguide (RWG) diode lasers show improved performance relative to conventional shallow-etched devices owing to both strong optical confinement and the complete elimination of current spreading, with 5 mum stripe width dilute- nitride devices showing up to a 2.3 times threshold reduction and strong index guiding for kink-free operation. Oxidation of an AlGaAs graded-index separate confinement heterostructure is studied for varying O2 concentrations, and the interface passivation effectiveness of the native oxide is studied through comparison with deposited SiO2 and via a study of the stripe-width dependence of internal quantum efficiency and modal loss. The HIC RWG structure is shown to enable the operation of half-racetrack-ring- resonator lasers with a bend radius as small as r = 6 mum.

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 5 )