High-speed and scalable high-power VCSEL arrays and their applications

Mial E. Warren, Richard F. Carson, John R. Joseph, Thomas Wilcox, Preethi Dacha, David J. Abell, Kirk J. Otis

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A unique architecture for two-dimensional arrays of VCSELs that allow for simultaneous high-power output and highbandwidth modulation has been developed for a variety of applications. The arrays use integrated micro-lenses for beam shaping and control, and to enable incoherent beam combining to make compact, high-brightness sources with low coherence noise. The fabrication and performance of the laser arrays are reviewed and sample applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIX
EditorsKent D. Choquette, Chun Lei
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414714
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 11 2015Feb 12 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceVertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • NIR illumination
  • beamshaping
  • integrated micro-lens
  • laser array
  • laser illumination
  • laser modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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