A vectorial model for transverse mode selection in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

T. Rössler, J. V. Moloney, T. Ackemann

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Abstract

Due to their large Fresnel number, broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) show a strong tendency for emission with a very complex spatial and spectral structure. On the one hand side the resulting reduction in spatial and temporal coherence is detrimental for applications and hence a thorough understanding of these instabilities is sought for. On the other hand, these phenomena make VCSELs very interesting for studying spatial self-organization in quasi two-dimensional laser systems. The model incorporates also the vectorial degrees of freedom of the active quantum well medium as well as of the light field. This is motivated by the intriguing experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of LFNM 2003 - 5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling
Pages293-295
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)0780377095, 9780780377097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling, LFNM 2003 - Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine
Duration: 19 Sep 200320 Sep 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of LFNM 2003 - 5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling

Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling, LFNM 2003
CountryUkraine
CityAlushta, Crimea
Period19/09/0320/09/03

Keywords

  • anisotropic magnetoresistance
  • apertures
  • laser modes
  • laser theory
  • mathematics
  • optical polarization
  • partial differential equations
  • phase modulation
  • surface emitting lasers
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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