Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) have achieved remarkable performance in threshold, speed, and efficiency. However the VCSELs have so far achieved their performance without the benefit of a buried-heterostructure (BH) gain structure. A high quality BH gain structure can be expected to dramatically improve VCSEL performance by eliminating parasitic charging effects in the perimeter...
Theory and experimental results for nonphotonic devices based on epitaxial nanostructures will be presented. The devices include new types of quantum light sources, high speed nanoscale laser diodes, and energy conversion devices for harvesting thermal energy.
Optical characterization of a novel type of semiconductor microcavity based on a fully-buried, all-epitaxial design reveals many properties essential for a manufacturable technology. We demonstrate detailed mode-imaging, lasing, as well as a sizeable Purcell effect.
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