Beam shaping in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser cavities

S. Bischoff, Stephan W Koch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The transverse mode dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers is analyzed studying the passive cavity beam shaping mechanisms. Diffraction in the Bragg mirrors is found to favor the fundamental transverse mode compared to the higher order modes. Mode dependent effective complex reflection coefficients are computed. The effect of diffraction is compared to the effects of thermal lensing due to heating of the Bragg mirrors and of the plasma and active layer lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Volume158
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Dec 15 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Laser resonators
Surface emitting lasers
laser cavities
surface emitting lasers
Diffraction
cavities
Bragg reflectors
Laser modes
Plasmas
Heating
plasma layers
thermal lensing
diffraction
reflectance
heating
Hot Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Beam shaping in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser cavities. / Bischoff, S.; Koch, Stephan W.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 158, No. 1-6, 15.12.1998, p. 65-71.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{da310bbeac4c4a87a5582d2a6a16fd7f,
title = "Beam shaping in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser cavities",
abstract = "The transverse mode dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers is analyzed studying the passive cavity beam shaping mechanisms. Diffraction in the Bragg mirrors is found to favor the fundamental transverse mode compared to the higher order modes. Mode dependent effective complex reflection coefficients are computed. The effect of diffraction is compared to the effects of thermal lensing due to heating of the Bragg mirrors and of the plasma and active layer lattice.",
author = "S. Bischoff and Koch, {Stephan W}",
year = "1998",
month = "12",
day = "15",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "158",
pages = "65--71",
journal = "Optics Communications",
issn = "0030-4018",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1-6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Beam shaping in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser cavities

AU - Bischoff, S.

AU - Koch, Stephan W

PY - 1998/12/15

Y1 - 1998/12/15

N2 - The transverse mode dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers is analyzed studying the passive cavity beam shaping mechanisms. Diffraction in the Bragg mirrors is found to favor the fundamental transverse mode compared to the higher order modes. Mode dependent effective complex reflection coefficients are computed. The effect of diffraction is compared to the effects of thermal lensing due to heating of the Bragg mirrors and of the plasma and active layer lattice.

AB - The transverse mode dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers is analyzed studying the passive cavity beam shaping mechanisms. Diffraction in the Bragg mirrors is found to favor the fundamental transverse mode compared to the higher order modes. Mode dependent effective complex reflection coefficients are computed. The effect of diffraction is compared to the effects of thermal lensing due to heating of the Bragg mirrors and of the plasma and active layer lattice.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0032292841&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0032292841&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0032292841

VL - 158

SP - 65

EP - 71

JO - Optics Communications

JF - Optics Communications

SN - 0030-4018

IS - 1-6

ER -