A vectorial model for transverse mode selection in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

T. Rössler, Jerome V Moloney, T. Ackemann

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Abstract

Due to their large Fresnel number, broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) show a strong tendency for emission with a very complex spatial and spectral structure. On the one hand side the resulting reduction in spatial and temporal coherence is detrimental for applications and hence a thorough understanding of these instabilities is sought for. On the other hand, these phenomena make VCSELs very interesting for studying spatial self-organization in quasi two-dimensional laser systems. The model incorporates also the vectorial degrees of freedom of the active quantum well medium as well as of the light field. This is motivated by the intriguing experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of LFNM 2003 - 5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages293-295
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780377095, 9780780377097
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling, LFNM 2003 - Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine
Duration: Sep 19 2003Sep 20 2003

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling, LFNM 2003
CountryUkraine
CityAlushta, Crimea
Period9/19/039/20/03

Keywords

  • Anisotropic magnetoresistance
  • Apertures
  • Laser modes
  • Laser theory
  • Mathematics
  • Optical polarization
  • Partial differential equations
  • Phase modulation
  • Surface emitting lasers
  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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