Title

Monolithic quantum-well-tunable laser based on optical beam steering and area-selective intermixing

Authors

Authors

A. Zakariya;P. Likamwa

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Eng.

Keywords

quantum well lasers; semiconductor lasers diodes; tunable lasers; quantum wells intermixing; current-induced guiding; SPECTROSCOPY; Optics

Abstract

A monolithic tunable laser on a quantum well (QW) structure is demonstrated by integrating an optical beam-steering section with an area-selectively intermixed QW gain section. Wavelength tuning is achieved by guiding an amplified optical beam over an optical gain medium that consists of three laterally adjacent regions containing a quantum well that has been selectively intermixed to varying extents. The laser light output can be tuned over a total of a 17-nm wavelength range by separately injecting electrical current pulses to each of the two parallel contacts in the steering region and to the optical amplifier contact. (C) 2013 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

Journal Title

Optical Engineering

Volume

52

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

5

WOS Identifier

WOS:000326149500057

ISSN

0091-3286

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