High-speed 405-nm superluminescent diode (SLD) with 807-MHz modulation bandwidth

Chao Shen, Changmin Lee, Tien Khee Ng, Shuji Nakamura, James S. Speck, Steven P. DenBaars, Ahmed Y. Alyamani, Munir M. El-Desouki, Boon S. Ooi

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III-nitride LEDs are fundamental components for visible-light communication (VLC). However, the modulation bandwidth is inherently limited by the relatively long carrier lifetime. In this letter, we present the 405 nm emitting superluminescent diode (SLD) with tilted facet design on semipolar GaN substrate, showing a broad emission of ∼9 nm at 20 mW optical power. Owing to the fast recombination (τ
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20281
JournalOptics Express
Issue number18
StatePublished - Aug 24 2016


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