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Modal characteristics of large-aperture ARROW VCSELs
Author(s): Nam-Heon Kim; Tae-Woo Lee; Ling Bao; Susan C. Hagness; Luke J. Mawst
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Paper Abstract

Antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are designed for high power single mode operation. Scalar wave and finite-difference time domain (FDTD) studies indicate large modal discrimination in favor of the fundamental mode for large aperture (8 um) ARROW VCSELs. The modal discrimination mechanisms are identified through the total modal loss and quality factor calculations including polarization dependence. A novel design is presented, utilizing metal absorption loss to help suppress higher-order modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5364, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VIII, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.524525
Show Author Affiliations
Nam-Heon Kim, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Tae-Woo Lee, Argonne National Lab (United States)
Ling Bao, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Susan C. Hagness, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Luke J. Mawst, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5364:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VIII
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette; Sean P. Kilcoyne, Editor(s)

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