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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 792–796

Semivectorial method based on effective index for VCSEL analysis

Maciej Dems  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 792-796 (2009)

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A combination of the plane-wave expansion method with the effective-index approximation is presented, which allows vectorial properties of electromagnetic field in three-dimensional structures to be considered. I formulate mathematical equations that are the basis of this combined approach, and then I show the simulation of the optical properties of oxide-confined vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The results are compared with the ones obtained with the classical effective-index method and with the fully vectorial plane-wave admittance method. Next the semivectorial properties of the new model are utilized to analyze a birefringent VCSEL structure.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2009
Published: March 25, 2009

Maciej Dems, "Semivectorial method based on effective index for VCSEL analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 792-796 (2009)

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