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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 906–911

Electromagnetic field computation in semiconductor laser resonators

Tuomas Vallius, Jani Tervo, Pasi Vahimaa, and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 906-911 (2006)

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An electromagnetic method based on rigorous diffraction theory of gratings is applied to the analysis of fields in semiconductor laser cavities. The method is based on the Fourier modal method; it is fully rigorous for infinitely periodic resonators and highly accurate for single resonators when absorbing boundary conditions are applied. Fundamental-mode intracavity and near-field distributions are evaluated for some selected geometries, and resonance frequencies are predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2005

Tuomas Vallius, Jani Tervo, Pasi Vahimaa, and Jari Turunen, "Electromagnetic field computation in semiconductor laser resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 906-911 (2006)

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