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EPSRC Reference: GR/K55936/01
Title: II-VI VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS
Principal Investigator: Cavenett, Professor B
Other Investigators:
Taghizadeh, Professor MR Buller, Professor G Prior, Dr KA
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Department: Physics
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 February 1996 Ends: 31 January 1999 Value (£): 217,703
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics Communications
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A collaboration between Heriot-Watt University Physics Dept and BT Research Laboratories will develop visible vertical cavity lasers fabricated from II-VI semiconductors. BT have successfully demonstrated room temperature pulsed III-V vertical lasers and the proposed research will take advantage of the BT expertise to design analogous II-VI lasers. The first stage will be the development of undoped laser structures which will be investigated by optical pumping using an excimer-dye laser system to obtain optical threshold values. Secondly, electrically pumped vertical diode lasers will be fabricated using dielectric mirrors for the Fabry-Perot cavity and finally the laser structures will be grown with an n-type distributed Bragg reflector.
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