Theoretical study of electromagnetic eigenmodes of VCSELs

Dariusz Burak, Rudolf Binder

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Abstract

The empty-cavity electromagnetic eigenmodes of vertical- cavity surface-emitting lasers, including light-vector polarization properties, are calculated from Maxwell equations in cylindrical symmetry. The electromagnetic field in each layer is expanded into local modes of the corresponding cylindrical waveguide and the vectorial transform matrix method is used to calculate the light propagation through the structure. A simplified approach for the case of uncoupled modes is also formulated. For the cavity geometry under consideration the resonant frequencies of eigenmodes predicted within the CMA agree very well with results of exact calculations. The presented method for the empty-cavity eigenmode determination may be useful for future calculations of a steady-state laser models with semiconductor material gain parameters and carriers and temperature diffusion processes taken into account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages159-167
Number of pages9
Volume2994
ISBN (Print)0819424056
StatePublished - 1997
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 10 1997Feb 14 1997

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OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period2/10/972/14/97

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Surface emitting lasers
electromagnetism
Circular waveguides
Light propagation
cavities
Maxwell equations
Electromagnetic fields
Natural frequencies
uncoupled modes
Polarization
Semiconductor materials
Geometry
Lasers
surface emitting lasers
Maxwell equation
matrix methods
resonant frequencies
electromagnetic fields
waveguides
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Burak, D., & Binder, R. (1997). Theoretical study of electromagnetic eigenmodes of VCSELs. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2994, pp. 159-167). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Theoretical study of electromagnetic eigenmodes of VCSELs. / Burak, Dariusz; Binder, Rudolf.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2994 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1997. p. 159-167.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Burak, D & Binder, R 1997, Theoretical study of electromagnetic eigenmodes of VCSELs. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2994, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 159-167, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V, San Jose, CA, USA, 2/10/97.
Burak D, Binder R. Theoretical study of electromagnetic eigenmodes of VCSELs. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2994. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1997. p. 159-167
Burak, Dariusz ; Binder, Rudolf. / Theoretical study of electromagnetic eigenmodes of VCSELs. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2994 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1997. pp. 159-167
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