Dynamics of polarized optical injection in 1550-nm VCSELs: theory and experiments

Rihab Al-Seyab, Kevin Schires, Nadir Ali Khan, Antonio Hurtado, Ian D. Henning, Michael J. Adams

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Abstract

We report novel theoretical results obtained from combining the method of largest Lyapunov exponent (LLE) with the spin-flip model (SFM), including noise, to model a vertical-cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) subject to polarized optical injection. The LLE is applied to the numerical solutions in order to automatically calculate stability maps that characterize the dynamics. The SFM has been extended and generalized to allow for optical injection of arbitrary polarization. Measurements on a 1550-nm VCSEL have been used to estimate the values of key parameters for use in the model and with these we demonstrate excellent agreement between theory and experiment.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1242-1249
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2011

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Keywords

  • Largest Lyapunov Exponent (LLE)
  • optical injection
  • spin-flip model (SFM)
  • stability maps
  • vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs)

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Al-Seyab, Rihab ; Schires, Kevin ; Ali Khan, Nadir ; Hurtado, Antonio ; Henning, Ian D. ; Adams, Michael J. / Dynamics of polarized optical injection in 1550-nm VCSELs : theory and experiments. In: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 2011 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 1242-1249.
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Dynamics of polarized optical injection in 1550-nm VCSELs : theory and experiments. / Al-Seyab, Rihab; Schires, Kevin; Ali Khan, Nadir; Hurtado, Antonio; Henning, Ian D.; Adams, Michael J.

In: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 17, No. 5, 19.05.2011, p. 1242-1249.

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