High spatial and thermal resolution measurements of the surface temperature of an operating single-mode oxide-confined VCSEL are reported. We show that the beam waist scales with the focal length of the thermal lens.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
R. Amatya, D. Lueerssen, M. Farzaneh, and J. A. Hudgings, "Thermal Lensing in Oxide-Confined, Single-Mode VCSELs," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWB17.
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