Monolithic Integration of an Electroabsorption Modulator into a GaAs-based Duocavity
VCSEL for Resonance-free Modulation

J. van Eisden
1, M. Yakimov1, V. Tokranov1, E. M. Mohammed2, I. A. Young2
and S. R. Oktyabrsky
1College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
2Intel Corporation, Hillsboro OR

Keywords: Vertical cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL), High-frequency modulation, Semiconductor lasers, Fabri-Perot Cavities

A novel device concept of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) with integrated modulator is demonstrated. Gain and absorption media are positioned in two Fabri-Perot cavities formed by three DBR stacks. Tuning relative spectral positions of two cavities resonances allows operation without optoelectronic feedback, extending modulation response well beyond optoelectronic resonance frequency.
                                                           17.5 PDF                                       Return to TOC