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Polarization switching and modulation dynamics in gain- and index-guided VCSELs
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution, we bring forward and compare the polarization switching (PS) dynamics and the polarization modulation characteristics of gain- and index-guided VCSELs. We then discuss the steady-state and dynamic characteristics of both types of VCSELs. Finally we focus on the polarization modulation limit and the average mode hopping frequency, which both scale over 8 orders of magnitude when the switching current is varied from just above threshold up to 2 times the threshold current.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3946, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV, (1 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384382
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Guy Verschaffelt, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Jan Albert, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Michael Peeters, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Krassimir P. Panajotov, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Jan Danckaert, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Irina P. Veretennicoff, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Fabrice Monti di Sopra, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Sven Eitel, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Rainer Hoevel, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Michael Moser, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Hans P. Zappe, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Karlheinz H. Gulden, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3946:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV
Kent D. Choquette; Chun Lei, Editor(s)

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