Polarization effects in optically-injected long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers

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

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Abstract

We present our work studying the effects of polarized optical injection in Long-Wavelength Vertical-Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (LW-VCSELs). The properties of the polarization switching (PS) and bistability (PB) arising in these devices under orthogonally-polarized optical injection are discussed. We also review our experimental and theoretical analyses on the injection locking and nonlinear dynamics that appear in LW-VCSELs under different polarized injection. Finally, we also report the instabilities induced in spin-polarized VCSELs. This rich variety of nonlinear effects observed at the important telecom wavelength of 1550 nm offers exciting prospects for the practical use of VCSELs in novel applications in optical networks. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2011
Event2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2011 - Stockholm, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityStockholm
Period26/06/1130/06/11

Keywords

  • injection locking and nonlinear dynamics
  • optical injection
  • polarization switching
  • spin-VCSELs
  • vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs)
  • laser stability
  • light polarisation
  • semiconductor lasers
  • optical pumping

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    Hurtado, A., Al-Seyab, R., Schires, K., Khan, N., Alexandropoulos, D., Henning, I. D., & Adams, M. J. (2011). Polarization effects in optically-injected long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers. In International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (pp. 1-4). [5970792] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2011.5970792