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Polarization switches in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
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Paper Abstract

The polarization dynamics of a vertical cavity surface emitting laser is investigated as a nonlinear stochastic dynamical system. The polarization switches in the device are considered as activation processes in a two dimensional system with a saddle cycle; the optimal way of switching is determined as the solution of a boundary value problem. The theoretical results are in good agreement with the numerical simulations.

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Date Published: 25 May 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5468, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics II, (25 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.546993
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Stefano Beri, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Riccardo Mannella, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
Dmitrii Georgevich Luchinsky, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter V. E. McClintock, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5468:
Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics II
Peter Heszler, Editor(s)

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