30 GHz bandwidth temperature stable 980 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with AlAs/GaAs bottom distributed Bragg reflectors for optical data communication
We present a 980 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) design which achieves 32 GHz small-signal modulation bandwidth (f3db) at 15 °C and record-high 27 GHz at 85 °C. Our devices utilize binary AlAs/GaAs bottom distributed Bragg reflector material layers to improve thermal conductance. We extract key VCSEL figures-of-merit from static optical output power-current-voltage (LIV), spectral emission, and high frequency dynamic measurements and observe highly temperature stable performance for these parameters.
Published in: Journal of Physics: Photonics, 10.1088/2515-7647/ab9420, IOP