GaAs Large Optical Cavity (LOC) Laser Diode for Communications Receivers.
Final technical rept. 16 Nov 72-20 Mar 74,
RCA ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS LANCASTER PA
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Work has been completed on the development of a LOC double heterojunction laser diode for use as the transmitting component for an optical communicator. A thermal analysis of the LOC diode, mounted in the microwave package, is presented along with measurements of the total device inductance. A new epitaxial system was constructed which incorporates an all-electronic temperature control and programming system. Results of both four and five layer epitaxial junctions are discussed. Pulse driver developments and performance characteristics of the laser devices are given at duty cycles in excess of 5 at pulse repetition frequencies up to 5.0 MHz. A two position life test rack was constructed for the purpose of operating the LOC laser diodes at currents up to 15 amperes and pulse repetition rate of 5.0 MHz at 10 nanosecond pulse width. Some preliminary life test data is presented along with recommendations for extending the performance of the device. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Lasers and Masers
- Non-Radio Communications