Title

Polarisation Mode Beating and Self-Sustained Pulsation in Optically Pumped Birefringent Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

8-2004

Abstract

This study developed a VCSEL model for this device and incorporated cavity birefringence based on a described method. The laser chirp and Kerr self-phase modulation have been included in the model as well, though it can be shown that cavity birefringence has the dominant impact on the polarization properties of the VCSELs. Simulation shows that birefringence manifest when the output power is measured with a polarizer that bisects the crystallographic axes. Polarization mode beating is observed with a beating frequency determined largely by the cavity's birefringence. These simulations are in good agreement with experimental results.

Keywords

Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems, Computing & Processing (Hardware/Software), Engineered Materials, Dielectrics & Plasmas, Photonics & Electro-Optics

Discipline

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

NUSOD '04: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices: 24-26 August, 2004, Santa Barbara

First Page

61

Last Page

62

ISBN

9780780385306

Identifier

10.1109/NUSOD.2004.1345153

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Santa Barbara, CA