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Lateral coupled cavity semiconductor laser

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3 Author(s)
Salzman, J. ; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 ; Lang, R. ; Yariv, A.

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We report the fabrication and operation of a lateral coupled cavity semiconductor laser that consists of two phase‐locked parallel lasers of different lengths and with separate electrical contacts. Mode selectivity that results from the interaction between the two supermodes is investigated experimentally. Frequency selectivity and tunability are obtained by controlling the current to each laser separately. Highly stable single mode operation is also demonstrated.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 3 )