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Microcavity laser physics
Author(s): Gunnar G.E. Bjork; Hui Cao; Joseph Jacobson; Stanley Pau; Yoshihisa Yamamoto
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Paper Abstract

Microcavity lasers have been predicted to offer low threshold current, high quantum efficiency and high modulation bandwidth. In this report we review the physics underlying microcavity device behavior. Specifically we cover dipole-field coupling for both localized (point) dipoles and extended dipoles. In general, optical pumping of the devices is required to create extended dipoles. We also outline the difference between the weak (irreversible) coupling regime and the strong (reversible) regime. For photonic application the intermediate, superradiant regime is perhaps more interesting than the strong coupling regime. Finally, we describe our recent experimental efforts to make high quantum efficiency devices by creating extended excitonic dipoles in electrically pumped devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212527
Show Author Affiliations
Gunnar G.E. Bjork, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Hui Cao, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Joseph Jacobson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanley Pau, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Stanford Univ. and NTT Basic Research Labs. (United States)
NTT Basic Research Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2399:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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