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Ultra-high-speed InGaAs/GaAs MQW lasers with C-doped active regions

 

Morton, P.A.; Crawford, D.L. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
High-speed semiconductor laser sources : 1-2 February 1996, San Jose, California
Bellingham, Wash.: SPIE, 1996 (SPIE Proceedings Series 2684)
ISBN: 0-8194-2058-1
S.153-161
Conference "High-Speed Semiconductor Laser Sources" <1996, San Jose/Calif.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IAF ()
DC characterization; DC-Charakterisierung; HF characterization; HF-Charakterisierung; InGaAs/GaAs; MQW laser; p-doping; p-Dotierung

Abstract
Short-cavity In(0.35)Ga(0.65)As/GaAs multiple quantum well (MQW) lasers with undoped and p-doped active regions. The epilayer structure consists of four 5.7 nm QWs separated by 20.1 nm barriers in a GaAs core. The cladding layers consist of Al(0.8)Ga(0.2)As. In the case of p-doped devices a 4.5 nm carbon (C)-doped region (2.5x10(exp 9) cm(exp -3)) was inserted above each QW, separated by a 3.1 nm GaAs spacer, resulting in a modulation-doped core region. Using a CAIBE process, short-cavity ridge-waveguide lasers are fabricated in a triple-mesa geometry suitable for on-wafer probing. The best device (6x130 micron(exp 2)) with an undoped active region attained a damping-limited direct modulation bandwitdth exceeding 40 GHz at a CW bias current of 160 mA. In contrast, the p-doped devices, demonstrating a maximum bandwidth of 37 GHz, are still limited by power dissipation. Alpha-factors as low as 1.4 and 1.5 for undoped and p-doped devices, respectively, are extracted from measurements of t he subthreshold gain spectra. In addition, we demonstrate eye diagrams at 25 Gbit/s (limited by the pulse pattern generator) for these laser diodes. a complete characterization of DC and RF properties of these lasers is presented.

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