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The physics of coupled VCSEL arrays as generic cases of active photonic lattices
Author(s): Spilios Riyopoulos
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Paper Abstract

An active photonic lattice is characterized by cross-cavity gain modulation (hole-burning) due to carrier depletion from adjacent cavity interactions. A VCSEL array offers a generic example for studying the physics of these, inherently nonlinear, active photonic lattices. The interplay between the non-linear frequency pulling, which allows phase locking over the array, and the coupling among the individual slow cavity oscillations, creates a rich behavior involving both steady-state and dynamic effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6132, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers X, 61320F (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644710
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Spilios Riyopoulos, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6132:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers X
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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