FDTD simulation of the nonlinear gain and pumping dynamics of optically pumped VCSELs

G. M. Slavcheva, J. M. Arnold, R. W. Ziolkowski

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Abstract

The method of the finite domain-time domain (FDTD) solution of the full-wave vectorial Maxwell-Block equations for a two-level quantum system developed was applied to investigate the nonlinear gain spatio-temporal dynamics of an active semiconductor microcavity. As such, a number of validation studies was performed in order to establish the ability of the 1D semiclassical model to correctly recover the nonlinear gain dynamics of a homogeneously broadened two-level saturable gain medium. It was found that the nonlinear gain medium was embedded in a realistic semiconductor microcavity geometries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-514
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 9 2003
Event2003 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings - TUCSON, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2003Oct 30 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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