Title

Suppression of Polarization Switching in Birefringent Antiresonant Reflecting Optical Waveguide Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2004

Abstract

Influence of birefringence on the multimode operation of antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is analyzed. It can be shown that polarization switching is mainly due to thermal lensing effects. Hence, a new design rule is proposed to optimize the dimensions of ARROW for the suppression of polarization switching. Using the optimized design, the maximum single-polarization output power of VCSELs can be tripled. In addition, it is shown that the performance of the optimized ARROW VCSELs will not be deteriorated by the uncertainty of birefringence.

Keywords

Birefringence, Design optimization, Optical polarization, Optical surface waves, Optical waveguides, Surface emitting lasers, Surface waves, Thermal lensing, Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, Waveguide lasers

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Quantitative Finance

Publication

IEEE Photonic Technology Letters

Volume

16

Issue

3

First Page

711

Last Page

713

ISSN

1041-1135

Identifier

10.1109/LPT.2004.823748

Publisher

IEEE