Detector characteristics of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser

Hideo Kosaka, Kaori Kurihara, Mitsunori Sugimoto, Kenichi Kasahara

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The possibility of using a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) as a detector has been investigated. For a 100 A In0.2Ga08As strained quantum-well-layer that serves as both an active and absorption layer, 26% absorption due to the effect of multireflection mirrors and an 8% absorption increase at the resonant wavelength by applying an electric field were demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1172-L1174
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Active waveguide
  • Modal gain
  • Surface-emitting laser
  • Transverse mode
  • Vertical cavity
  • Waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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