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High-coupling-efficient 1.3-μm laser diodes with good temperature characteristics

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6 Author(s)
H. Fukano ; NTT Opto-Electron. Labs., Kanagawa, Japan ; K. Yokoyama ; Y. Kadota ; Y. Kondo
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We have proposed uniformly beam-expanded structures based on the advanced concept for realizing high coupling efficiency and good temperature characteristics. Beam expansion (optical confinement reduction) by narrowing the core layer width as well as a carrier confinement are strongly enhanced by adopting a larger bandgap InGaAsP for MQW barriers and separate confinement heterostructure layers. These laser diodes (LD's) were fabricated by the conventional buried heterostructure laser process, which is very important in reducing the cost. Our results have proven the effectiveness of our proposition. The LD's with high coupling efficiency (-3.2 dB) and good temperature characteristics have been achieved even using the simple approach of reducing optical confinement. The threshold currents at 25 and 85°C are 9.3 and 39.4 mA, respectively. The slope efficiency at 25°C is 0.39 W/A and still high (0.26 W/A) even at 85°C

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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 11 )