Alternately perpendicular polarisation in chequer-pattern matrix arrays of VCSELs

T. Yoshikawa, H. Kosaka, M. Kajita, K. Kurihara, Y. Sugimoto, K. Kasahara

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An 8 × 8 chequered-pattern matrix array of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) with alternately perpendicular polarisation was monolithically fabricated. It consisted of 64 VCSELs with 6 × 4μm2 rectangular post structures placed alternately perpendicular to each other, that is, they were placed alternately parallel and orthogonal to the <110> direction. The polarisation angle deviations of the two directions were only 4.1° and 2.9°, respectively. These results indicate that an arbitrarily-regulated-polarisation monolithic laser array can be obtained regardless of the wafer orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1573-1574
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug 31


  • Semiconductor laser arrays
  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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