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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2040–2044

Design of a top spatial filter Bragg waveguide vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser

Michael G. Greally, Matt J. Steer, Jon E. F. Frost, Jowan Masum, Jon Woodhead, and Mike J. Adams  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 2040-2044 (1999)

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We propose a new method for transverse-mode control in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers based on the idea of a Bragg waveguide. This method involves patterning concentric annuli into the top Bragg reflector of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser, inducing a cylindrical Bragg waveguide across the laser cavity. We use the effective-index approximation to evaluate the waveguiding effect of patterning the top Bragg reflector. A waveguide model has been developed to design the ideal Bragg waveguide for a specified HE11 mode. The model also calculates the field and power distributions and the optical confinement for the given mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Michael G. Greally, Matt J. Steer, Jon E. F. Frost, Jowan Masum, Jon Woodhead, and Mike J. Adams, "Design of a top spatial filter Bragg waveguide vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 2040-2044 (1999)

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