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Intensity and polarization self-pulsations in VCSELs
Author(s): Alessandro Scire; Josep Mulet; Claudio R. Mirasso; Maxi San Miguel
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Paper Abstract

We develop a model that describes the polarization dynamics of VCSELs with an absorbing region surrounding the active zone. We find that the dynamical behavior of the optical field is organized in four regions: stable linearly-polarized operation, intensity pulsations of a linearly-polarized component, pulsations of both total intensity and polarization, and polarization self-pulsations with constant total intensity. We characterize the four regions by computing the polarization resolved optical and power spectra. The predicted scenario agrees with recent experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X, (12 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470517
Show Author Affiliations
Alessandro Scire, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Josep Mulet, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Claudio R. Mirasso, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Maxi San Miguel, Univ. de les Illes Balears (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4646:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X
Peter Blood; Marek Osinski; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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