Recent progress in distributed feedback InGaN/GaN laser diodes

Thomas J. Slight, Scott Watson, Shaun Viola, Amit Yadav, Szymon Stanczyk, Szymon Grzanka, Steffan Gwyn, Edik Rafailov, Piotr Perlin, Stephen P. Najda, Mike Leszczyński, Mohsin Haji, Anthony E. Kelly

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Laser diodes based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) are useful devices in a wide range of applications including atomic spectroscopy, data storage and optical communications. To fully exploit some of these application areas there is a need for a GaN laser diode with high spectral purity, e.g. in atomic clocks, where a narrow linewidth blue laser source can be used to target the atomic cooling transition. We report on the continuous wave, room temperature operation of a distributed feedback laser diode (DFB-LD) with high-order notched gratings. The design, fabrication and characterization of DFB devices based on the (Al,In) GaN material system is described. A single peak emission at 408.6 nm with an optical power of 20 mW at 225 mA and a side mode suppression ratio (SMSR) of 35 dB was achieved. Additionally, we demonstrate the use of a GaN DFB-LD as a transmitter in visible optical communications system. We also present results from a DFB-LD optimized for laser cooling of Sr+.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109390I
JournalProceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10939
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
EventNovel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVIII 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 4 Feb 20197 Feb 2019

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InGaN
Gallium nitride
Nitrides
gallium nitrides
Laser Diode
Semiconductor lasers
Distributed Feedback Lasers
semiconductor lasers
Distributed feedback lasers
Feedback
distributed feedback lasers
Optical Communication
Optical communication
optical communication
Laser Cooling
Laser cooling
Atomic clocks
Atomic spectroscopy
atomic clocks
laser cooling

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Keywords

  • Distributed feedback laser diodes
  • GaN
  • Laser cooling
  • Lateral grating
  • Notched grating
  • Optical communications
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Sidewall grating

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Slight, Thomas J. ; Watson, Scott ; Viola, Shaun ; Yadav, Amit ; Stanczyk, Szymon ; Grzanka, Szymon ; Gwyn, Steffan ; Rafailov, Edik ; Perlin, Piotr ; Najda, Stephen P. ; Leszczyński, Mike ; Haji, Mohsin ; Kelly, Anthony E. / Recent progress in distributed feedback InGaN/GaN laser diodes. In: Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 2019 ; Vol. 10939.
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