A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) comprising a polarization-selective chiral reflector was designed, fabricated, and tested. Stable, single-mode, circularly-polarized (CP) lasing oscillation was achieved, for the first time, in a VCSEL cavity.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
F. Zhang, C. Zhang, J. Xu, and A. Lakhtakia, "Stable Circularly-Polarized Emission from Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMP5.
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