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30 GHz bandwidth temperature stable 980 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with AlAs/GaAs bottom distributed Bragg reflectors for optical data communication

Gębski, M.; Wong, P.-S.; Riaziat, M.; Lott, James A.

AG Halbleiter Nanophononik und Nanophotonik

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.