Surface-emitting laser operation in vertical-to-surface transmission electrophotonic devices with a vertical cavity

T. Numai, M. Sugimoto, I. Ogura, Hideo Kosaka, K. Kasahara

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Abstract

We demonstrate the first surface-emitting laser operation in a vertical-to-surface transmission electrophotonic device with a vertical cavity. The thyristor-like current-voltage characteristics, which are required for optical and electrical switching, are achieved. Threshold current during the on state is as low as 1.2 mA. All 100 devices, which were randomly extracted from a grown wafer, emit laser light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1252
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume58
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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