Molecular beam epitaxy growth method for vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser resonators based on substrate thermal emission

J. J. Talghader, M. A. Hadley, J. S. Smith

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Abstract

A molecular beam epitaxy growth monitoring method is developed for distributed Bragg reflectors and vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) resonators. The wavelength of the substrate thermal emission that corresponds to the optical cavity resonant wavelength is selected by a monochromator and monitored during growth. This method allows VCSEL cavities of arbitrary design wavelength to be grown with a single control program. This letter also presents a theoretical model for the technique which is based on transmission matrices and simple thermal emission properties. Demonstrated reproducibility of the method is well within 0.1%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume67
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

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