Continuous wave operation of 1.57-μm distributed feedback lasers fabricated on material grown by two-step low-pressure metalorganic chemical vapor deposition growth process is reported for the first time. Room-temperature continuous wave threshold currents as low as 60 mA have been measured for devices with cavity length of 300 μm and stripe width of 5 μm. Single longitudinal mode operation at fixed mode was obtained under the continuous wave condition, in the temperature range 9-90°C, with the wavelength shift of 0.9 Å/°C. A stop band of 25 Å in which no resonance mode emission existed, was observed in the output spectrum of the distributed feedback laser.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)