Temporal pulse shape of quantum-well vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

H. C. Schneider, F. Jahnke, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the dynamic response of a quantum-well Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) after optical excitation by femtosecond pulses. For this purpose, a self-consistent treatment of medium and light properties in the VCSEL is necessary since the carriers, which are generated in the active medium of a VCSEL, do not only interact with themselves and the lattice but also with the electromagnetic field in the microcavity. This carrier-photon interaction is of the same order of magnitude as the carrier-carrier and carrier-phonon interaction. Furthermore, the photon density of states is altered appreciably in the high-Q resonator. In the approach, all these effects are treated consistently by a quantum mechanical non-equilibrium theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: Sep 8 1996Sep 13 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe
CityHamburg, Ger
Period9/8/969/13/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Schneider, H. C., Jahnke, F., & Koch, S. W. (1996). Temporal pulse shape of quantum-well vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe, Hamburg, Ger, .