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Excitation of a higher order transverse mode in an optically pumped In0.15Ga0.85N/In0.05Ga0.95N multiquantum well laser structure

Hofstetter, Daniel ; Bour, David P. ; Thornton, Robert L. ; Johnson, N. M.

In: Applied Physics Letters, 1997, vol. 70, p. 1650-1652

We report a comparison between measured and calculated far field data for an optically pumped In0.15Ga0.85N/In0.05Ga0.95N multiquantum well laser structure with AlGaN cladding layers. Optical pumping of the semiconductor device was performed with a pulsed 337 nm N2 laser, whose beam was focused to a narrow stripe. A thin upper cladding layer... Plus

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    Summary
    We report a comparison between measured and calculated far field data for an optically pumped In0.15Ga0.85N/In0.05Ga0.95N multiquantum well laser structure with AlGaN cladding layers. Optical pumping of the semiconductor device was performed with a pulsed 337 nm N2 laser, whose beam was focused to a narrow stripe. A thin upper cladding layer allowed efficient pumping of the In0.15Ga0.85N/In0.05Ga0.95N laser structure. Despite high distributed cavity losses of at least 30 cm – 1, and although gain occurred in the small active region only, the seventh order transverse mode was supported in a waveguide formed by the entire 5-µm-thick epitaxial layer structure. Excellent agreement is demonstrated between measured and calculated far field patterns of the lasing mode.