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Polarization properties and transverse mode characteristics in quantum well vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers
Author(s): Josep Martin-Regalado; Maxi San Miguel; Neal Broadus Abraham; F. Prati; Giovanna Tissoni
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Paper Abstract

Switching between linearly polarized states of slightly different optical frequencies is found in the fundamental transverse mode pattern is described as the injection current is increased. Polarization switchings obtained here as the injection current is increased in a semiconductor rate equation model incorporating a vector electric field, birefringence and the linewidth enhancement factor, are similar to previously reported experimental results for the fundamental mode. Polarization properties of higher order Gauss-Hermite modes are also analyzed.

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Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239167
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Josep Martin-Regalado, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Maxi San Miguel, Univ. de les Illes Balears and Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (Spain)
Neal Broadus Abraham, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Bryn Mawr College (United States)
F. Prati, Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Giovanna Tissoni, Univ. di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2792:
Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers
Neal Broadus Abraham; Yakov I. Khanin, Editor(s)

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