Surface-Emitting Lasers

  • Kenichi Iga
  • Susumu Kinoshita
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 30)


The surface-emitting laser began to be considered one of the crucial devices for the next generation of optoelectronics when advantage was taken of its high degree of parallelism. In this chapter, we review the concept of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser, mainly consisting of the GaInAsP/InP, GaAlAs/GaAs, and GaInAs/GaAs systems. Their ultimate performance and impact on the electronics industry will be discussed.


Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Laser Array Double Heterostructure Current Blocking Layer Multilayer Reflector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenichi Iga
    • 1
  • Susumu Kinoshita
    • 1
  1. 1.Precision and Intelligence LaboratoryTokyo Institute of TechnologyMidori-ku, Yokohama 226Japan

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