Progress in Semiconductor Lasers

On behalf of the editors, I am delighted to present this special edition of the IEEE Photonics Journal, focusing on Progress in Semiconductor Lasers.

This feature section includes expanded versions of many of the fine papers that were previously presented at the 27th International Semiconductor Laser Conference, in Potsdam, Germany in 2021. 

Selected original manuscripts on the topic of semiconductor lasers that were not presented at the ISLC have also been included.

Overall, the very broad range of topics in the science and technology of semiconductor lasers addressed by the ISLC community is well represented in this special edition. Specifically, the accepted papers include excellent examples of progress in high-power and high-brightness lasers, communications lasers and integrated semiconductor photonics, optical amplifiers, silicon compatible lasers, VCSELs, photonic crystal and nanocavity lasers, grating controlled lasers, quantum cascade lasers, mid IR sources, InP, GaAs and Sb-based materials, quantum dot lasers and GaN-based lasers.

We thank the authors for their support of this special issue, and the guest editors and the IEEE team for their hard work in making this special issue possible.

Dr. Paul Crump
Senior Guest Editor
Special Issue on Progress in Semiconductor Lasers
General Chair
27th International Semiconductor Laser Conference 
Guest Editors
Dr. Erwin Bente, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Prof. Toshihiko Baba, Yokohama National University, Japan
Prof. Nelson Tansu, University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr. Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, USA

Topically Sorted Papers in Sequence

image 1 60% Efficient Monolithically Wavelength-Stabilized970-nm DBR Broad-Area Lasers
Paul Crump, Md. Jarez Miah, Martin Wilkens Jörg Fricke,Hans Wenzel & Andrea Knigge
 image 2 Optimizing Vertical and Lateral Waveguides of kW-Class Laser Bars for Higher Peak Power, Efficiency and Lateral Beam Quality
Md. Jarez Miah, Anisuzzaman Boni, Seval Arslan, Dominik Martin, Pietro Della Casa & Paul Crump
 image 3 Stability of ZnSe-passivated laser facets cleaved in air and in ultra-high vacuum
Jos E. Boschker1, Uwe Spengler, Peter Ressel, Anna Mogilatenko & Andrea Knigge
 image 4 Extreme Double/Triple Asymmetric Epitaxial Structure based Diode Lasers for High Powers and High Efficiencies
Xiaolei Zhao, Siwei Zeng, Lance Sweat & Lin Zhu
 image 5 VCSEL Quick Fabrication for Assessment of Large Diameter Epitaxial Wafers
Jack Baker, Sara Gillgrass, Craig P. Allford, Tomas Peach, Curtis Hentschel, Tracy Sweet, J. Iwan Davies, Samuel Shutts & Peter M. Smowton
 image 6 Comparing the Dual-Mode VCSEL in OM4-MMF and GI-SMF links for NRZ-OOK and 16-QAM-OFDM Transmissions
Shao-Yung Lee, Chih-Hsien Cheng, Hsien-Yao Tseng, Xin Chen, Wei-Chi Lo, Kangmei Li, Chia-Hsuan Wang, Cheng-Ting Tsai , Hao-Chung Kuo, Ming-Jun Li, & Gong-Ru Lin

 image 7 Narrow emission of blue GaN-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with a curved mirror
Kentaro Hayashi , Tatsushi Hamaguchi, Jared A. Kearns , Noriko Kobayashi, Maho Ohara, Tomohiro Makino,Shoetsu Nagane, Koichi Sato, Yuki Nakamura, Yukio Hoshina, Tatsuro Jyoukawa, Takumi Watanabe, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Maiko Ito, Eiji Nakayama, Rintaro Koda, & Noriyuki Futagawa
 image 8 Low Divergence Coherently Coupled Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Ring Laser Arrays
Nusrat Jahan, Katherine A. Lakomy, Pawel Strzebonski , B. J. Thompson, & K. D. Choquette

 image 9 Reverse-Taper Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers for Coherent Power Scaling
Jae Ha Ryu , Benjamin Knipfer, Jeremy D. Kirch, Member, Robert A. Marsland, Dan Botez, Tom Earles, Chris Galstad, Morgan Turville-Heitz, Chris Sigler,  Axel Strömberg, Yan-Ting Sun, Sebastian Lourdudoss, & Luke J. Mawst
 image 10 Modeling of amplitude squeezing in a pump-noise-suppressed interband cascade laser
Shiyuan Zhao & Frédéric Grillo

 image 11 Optimization of a Photonic Crystal Nanocavity Using Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy
Kohei Takahashi & Toshihiko Baba

 image 12 1300 nm Semiconductor Optical Amplifier compatible with an InP Monolithic Active/Passive Integration Technology
Joel Hazan, Stefanos Andreou, Dzmitry Pustakhod, Steven Kleijn, Kevin A. Williams, & Erwin A. J. M. Bente
 image 13 CW Emission and Self-Pulsing in a III-V/SiN Hybrid Laser With Narrow Band Mirror
Cristina Rimoldi,  Lorenzo L. Columbo, Jock Bovington,Sebastian Romero-García, & Mariangela Gioannini
 image 14 Backscattering effects on high-speed modulation of strongly injection-locked whistle-geometry semiconductor ring lasers
Gennady A. Smolyakov & Marek Osiński

 image 15 51-nm Uniform-Intensity Tuning of Superstructure Grating Active-DBR Laser for 2-μm Wavelength Band
Takahiko Shindo, Yuta Ueda, Makoto Shimokozono, Tomonari Sato,
Wataru Kobayashi, Shigeru Kanazawa, Mingchen Chen, & Hideaki Matsuzaki
 image 16 A six-section photonic integrated transmitter with chirp control for extension of the transmission reach
Ankit Sharma, Aleksandra Maria Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, Mohab Nabil Hammad, Michael Wallace, Jules Braddell, Frank Smyth,& Prince M. Anandarajah