[Illinois] Nano EP Series - Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser

By Mong-Kai Wu

Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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"Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser"
Mong-Kai Wu

This work presents the recent progress of the transistor laser. The transistor laser is a three terminal device which can simultaneously produce electrical and optical signals. Because of the titled charge configuration in base, the device has shown the fast recombination and 20GHz directed modulation bandwidth. With the shrinkage of device dimensions, the vertical cavity transistor laser is expected to have even higher bandwidth, ideal for short distance optical communication.


Mong-Kai Wu is a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is part of the High Speed Integrated Circuits Research Group at the University.


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The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research facility in the College of Engineering that houses advanced equipment to support research in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. The research activities that are facilitated by the Laboratory can be divided into four areas which are: Optoelectronics and Photonic Systems, Microelectronics for Wireless Communications, Microelectromechanical Systems, and Nanobiosystems.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Mong-Kai Wu (2012), "[Illinois] Nano EP Series - Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser," http://nanohub.org/resources/16102.

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