The characteristics of a GaN-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with 25 pairs AlN-GaN distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) and eight pairs Ta2O5-SiO2 DBR was investigated and analyzed under the optical pumping at room temperature. The GaN-based VCSEL emits a blue wavelength at 448 nm with a linewidth of 0.17 nm with a near-field emission spot diameter of about 3μm. The laser beam has a near linear polarization with a degree of polarization of about 84%. The laser shows a high spontaneous emission coupling efficiency of about 5 × 10-2 and a high characteristic temperature of about 244 K.
- Distributed Bragg reflector (DBR)
- Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL)