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Optimisation of fundamental transverse mode output in electrically pumped vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers
Author(s): Xiao Jin; Pavlo Ivanov; David T. D. Childs; Nasser Babazadeh; John Orchard; Benjamin J. Stevens; Richard A. Hogg
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Paper Abstract

In this work we report on the simulation of electrically pumped vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers (EP-VECSELs). We simulate an etched mesa structure (substrate emission) with the substrate acting as the current spreading layer. The effect of contact misalignment on the carrier distribution within the active element is explored and confirms the validity of the model in describing the carrier distribution. We go on to discuss the effects of the substrate thickness and trench depth on the intensity profile. Simulation results show that a thicker substrate and a trench partially etched into the substrate may improve the intensity profile in future devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9349, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V, 93490T (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078945
Show Author Affiliations
Xiao Jin, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Pavlo Ivanov, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
David T. D. Childs, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Nasser Babazadeh, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
John Orchard, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Benjamin J. Stevens, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Richard A. Hogg, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9349:
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
Mircea Guina, Editor(s)

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