Project is realized within TEAM-TECH programme of the Foundation for Polish Science in a consortium with Institute of High Pressure Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
The goal of this project is to fabricate a monolithic, two-dimensional semiconductor laser diode array using the nitride semiconductor material system. The emitters will have a horizontal cavity and the light will be out-coupled by a system of monolithically integrated mirrors, deflecting the light perpendicularly to the surface.
The successful project accomplishment will lead to the fabrication of novel nitride light emitting devices – 2D laser diode/superluminescent diode array. The advantages of the proposed approach include: square or circular-like manifold of light beams, good heat spreading of thick GaN substrate leading to multi-ten Watts optical power, simplicity of device mounting, and easy-to-achieve operation in addressable configuration.
The proposed devices are an alternative to the nitride VCSEL laser diode arrays, which are not available on the market at this point. The proposed array may become a breakthrough solutions for video projectors and white laser light lights like new generation of smart car headlamps.
The project is co-financed by European Union through the Operational Programme Smart Growth at a rate of 80%.