Room temperature pulse operation and continuous wave (CW) operation in the 1.2-1.6 μm region have been achieved in GaInAsP-InP DH lasers fabricated on material grown by LPMOCVD. Threshold currents density as low as 430 A/cm2 (cavity length of 950 μm) have been measured for devices emitting at 1.3 μm. Threshold current densities of 1060 A/cm2 (cavity length of 400 μm) have been obtained for devices emitting at 1.55 μm, with active layer thicknesses of 0.22 μm. Values of T0 between 60 and 70 K have been obtained. Fundamental transverse mode oscillation has been achieved (for CW operation) up to an output power of 10 mW. The preliminary results on the aging test are most encouraging and demonstrate that the LPMOCVD lasers emitting at 1.2-1.6 μm have comparable degradation rates to those of LPE lasers suggesting the LPMOCVD technique is promising for large scale production of laser diodes.
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- Condensed Matter Physics