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Polarization switching current of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers in an applied electric field
Author(s): Wenkai Liu; ShiMing Lin; Shu Wu; Peng Cheng; Cunshan Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The polarization of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) can be controlled by electro-optic birefringence. We calculated the birefringence resulted from external electric field which was imposed on the top DBR of VCSEL by assuming that the two polarization modes were in the same place of the gain spectra in the absence of electric field beginning. By modifying SFM, the affection of the electric field strength on the polarization switching currents between the two polarization modes had been shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4580, Optoelectronics, Materials, and Devices for Communications, (19 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444936
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Wenkai Liu, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
ShiMing Lin, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Shu Wu, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Peng Cheng, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Cunshan Zhang, Hebei Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4580:
Optoelectronics, Materials, and Devices for Communications
Tien Pei Lee; Qiming Wang, Editor(s)

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