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Efficient surface-impedance boundary condition for the FDTD modeling of surface-emitting lasers with Bragg stacks
Author(s): Jishi Ren; R. Jennifer Hwu
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Paper Abstract

A surface impedance boundary condition (SIBC) is presented for the finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation of surface emitting lasers with Bragg stacks. This method eliminates the need for directly implementing the actual Bragg stack structure in the FDTD code and enables 3D FDTD modeling of surface emitting lasers such as vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). The SIBC is derived from the equivalent surface impedance properties at the interface between the cavity and Bragg stack. The 3D finite-difference formulations of the SIBC are given in this paper. Simulations of VCSELs are performed with both the SIBC and the actual Bragg stack structure. The excellent agreement obtained between these two simulations shows the validity of the SIBC developed in this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3780, Optical Design and Analysis Software, (27 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363763
Show Author Affiliations
Jishi Ren, Clear Blue Lab. (United States)
R. Jennifer Hwu, Univ. of Utah (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3780:
Optical Design and Analysis Software
Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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