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The influence of current noise on polarization mode hopping in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
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Paper Abstract

Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) often present switching between two orthogonal polarization states when varying parameters like e.g. current or temperature. Around such a switching point, the system randomly jumps between these two polarization states (mode hopping), driven by noise. In this contribution, we present experimental and numerical results showing the effect of coloured noise, externally added to the current, on the switching characteristics of a VCSEL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II, 618412 (14 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.662979
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M C. Soriano, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
G. Verschaffelt, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
G. Van Der Sande, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
M. Peeters, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
D. Lenstra, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Technical Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
M. Yousefi, Technical Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
J. Danckaert, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6184:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II
Daan Lenstra; Markus Pessa; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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