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Semiconductor laser with multiple lasing wavelengths

United States Patent

July 29, 2003
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A new class of multi-terminal vertical-cavity semiconductor laser components has been developed. These multi-terminal laser components can be switched, either electrically or optically, between distinct lasing wavelengths, or can be made to lase simultaneously at multiple wavelengths.
Fischer; Arthur J. (Albuquerque, NM), Choquette; Kent D. (Urbana, IL), Chow; Weng W. (Cedar Crest, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 847,178
May 1, 2001
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.