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Cavity length effect on lasing mode of a dielectrically apertured Fabry-Perot microcavity
Author(s): Qing Deng; Dennis G. Deppe
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Paper Abstract

The lasing mode characteristics of planar and dielectrically-apertured one-wave and two-wave Fabry-Perot microcavities are analyzed theoretically using a semiclassical model, in the limit that the dielectric apertures are optically thin. Idealized cavities based on single interface and constant reflectivity mirrors are studied, though the model can be applied to more realistic cavities based on distributed Bragg reflectors or vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. The analysis shows that shortening the cavity length can lead to better confined modes with lower threshold, especially for very small aperture sizes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316675
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Qing Deng, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Dennis G. Deppe, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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