Abstract

A simple method for achieving a widely tunable narrow-linewidth, single polarization state and single transverse mode lasing oscillation from a commercially available multimode vertical cavity surface-emitting laser by use of a coupled cavity is reported. The laser has a wavelength tuning range of more than 5nm along 850nm, a side-mode suppression ratio of 15dB, and an output power of 0.3mW from a 50-μm multimode optical fiber at a bias current of 15mA. The laser was operated in a single state of polarization lasing oscillation without any polarization switching.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Chang, C.-H.

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C. J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 978 (2000).
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Cheng, D.-L.

D.-L. Cheng, E.-C. Liu, and T.-C. Yen, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 278 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

Gaborit, F.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Kagawa, T.

T. Kagawa, O. Tadanaga, H. Uenohara, K. Tateno, and C. Amano, IEICE Trans. Electron. 84, 351 (2001).

Liu, E.-C.

D.-L. Cheng, E.-C. Liu, and T.-C. Yen, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 278 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Loiko, N. A.

N. A. Loiko, A. V. Naumenko, and N. B. Abraham, J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 3, S100 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Loiko, A. V. Naumenko, and N. B. Abraham, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. H24, 82 (2000).

Marin, F.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Myara, M.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

N. A. Loiko, A. V. Naumenko, and N. B. Abraham, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. H24, 82 (2000).

Orsal, B.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Panjotov, K.

K. Panjotov, F. Berghmans, and H. Thienpont, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 985 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Plais, A.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Shore, K. A.

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P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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T. Kagawa, O. Tadanaga, H. Uenohara, K. Tateno, and C. Amano, IEICE Trans. Electron. 84, 351 (2001).

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T. Kagawa, O. Tadanaga, H. Uenohara, K. Tateno, and C. Amano, IEICE Trans. Electron. 84, 351 (2001).

Thienpont, H.

Tourrence, J. P.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Uenohara, H.

T. Kagawa, O. Tadanaga, H. Uenohara, K. Tateno, and C. Amano, IEICE Trans. Electron. 84, 351 (2001).

Verennicoff, I.

Viciani, S.

P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wolfgang, E.

Yen, T.-C.

D.-L. Cheng, E.-C. Liu, and T.-C. Yen, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 278 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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N. A. Loiko, A. V. Naumenko, and N. B. Abraham, Europhys. Conf. Abstr. H24, 82 (2000).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 978 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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P. Signoret, F. Marin, S. Viciani, G. Belleville, M. Myara, J. P. Tourrence, B. Orsal, A. Plais, F. Gaborit, and J. Jacquet, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13, 269 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Chrostowski, C.-H. Chang, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 888 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D.-L. Cheng, E.-C. Liu, and T.-C. Yen, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 278 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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T. Kagawa, O. Tadanaga, H. Uenohara, K. Tateno, and C. Amano, IEICE Trans. Electron. 84, 351 (2001).

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J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. (1)

N. A. Loiko, A. V. Naumenko, and N. B. Abraham, J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 3, S100 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup for a single polarization, single transverse mode and widely tunable narrow-linewidth laser from a multimode VCSEL by use of a coupled cavity: L1, L2, lenses; BS, optical beam splitter with a transmission of 50 % ; P, spatial pinhole; M1, M2, mirrors; C, 50 50 multimode fiber coupler; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Light-intensity profile at position A for a bias current of 20 mA and a temperature of 25 ° C (a) without a coupled cavity and (b) with a coupled cavity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured laser spectra (a) without a coupled cavity and (b) with a coupled cavity at a bias current of 20 mA and a temperature of 25 ° C . The inset in (b), on a decibel scale, shows a SMSR of > 15 dB .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tunable laser spectra with a coupled cavity measured by an OSA. The temperature was 25 ° C .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured laser output power versus bias current for a free-running VCSEL without a PBS and a coupled cavity (squares), for a free-running VCSEL with a PBS but no coupled cavity (triangles), and for a VCSEL with a coupled cavity (circles).

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