Half-disk lasers with active region based on InGaAs/GaAs quantum well-dots
Half-disk lasers fabricated by cleaving initial full-disk lasers have an advantage of directional light outcoupling as well as increased output power and efficiency as compared to full-disk lasers of the same diameter. The continuous wave output power of a 200 µm diameter half-disk laser exceeds 70 mW. Quasi single-mode lasing with a high side-mode suppression ratio more than 20 dB is demonstrated for half-disk lasers of various diameters. A maximum 3 dB small signal modulation frequency of 4.9 GHz was measured for a 100 µm in diameter half-disk laser.