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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2472–2478

Influence of polarization-selected mutual injection on the polarization-switching dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Wei Li Zhang, Wei Pan, Bin Luo, Xiao Feng Li, Xi Hua Zou, and Meng Yao Wang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2472-2478 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.002472


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Abstract

Influences of polarization-selected mutual injection on polarization switching behaviors of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are investigated numerically. For the polarization-preserved (PP) injection, the x mode is selected and is injected mutually into the two lasers. The two lasers show nearly identical polarization-switching (PS) behaviors, even if frequency detuning is nonzero. For the polarization-rotated (PR) injection, the x mode is selected and rotated 90° before being injected into the two lasers. When frequency detuning is considered, the two lasers show totally different PS properties, and mutual injection will switch to unidirectional injection with varying parameters. In both the cases of PP and PR injection, the partitions that correspond to different emission states and the switching points of the two VCSELs are mapped in the parameter space of injection rate and bias current. Furthermore, for each different emission state, the output dynamics and synchronization performance are evaluated in the time domain.

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OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2007
Published: August 30, 2007

Citation
Wei Li Zhang, Wei Pan, Bin Luo, Xiao Feng Li, Xi Hua Zou, and Meng Yao Wang, "Influence of polarization-selected mutual injection on the polarization-switching dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2472-2478 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-9-2472


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