Microcavity laser physics

Gunnar G. Bjork, Hui Cao, Joseph Jacobson, Stanley Pau, Yoshihisa Yamamoto

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Abstract

Microcavity lasers have been predicted to offer low threshold current, high quantum efficiency and high modulation bandwidth. In this report we review the physics underlying microcavity device behavior. Specifically we cover dipole-field coupling for both localized (point) dipoles and extended dipoles. In general, optical pumping of the devices is required to create extended dipoles. We also outline the difference between the weak (irreversible) coupling regime and the strong (reversible) regime. For photonic application the intermediate, superradiant regime is perhaps more interesting than the strong coupling regime. Finally, we describe our recent experimental efforts to make high quantum efficiency devices by creating extended excitonic dipoles in electrically pumped devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages538-551
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0819417467
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 6 1995Feb 9 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2399
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period2/6/952/9/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Bjork, G. G., Cao, H., Jacobson, J., Pau, S., & Yamamoto, Y. (1995). Microcavity laser physics. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 538-551). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2399). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.