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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16832–16837

Enhancement of the polarization stability of a 1.55 µm emitting vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser under modulation using quantum dashes

J.-P. Gauthier, C. Paranthoën, C. Levallois, A. Shuaib, J.-M. Lamy, H. Folliot, M. Perrin, O. Dehaese, N. Chevalier, O. Durand, and A. Le Corre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16832-16837 (2012)

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Polarization controlled quantum dashes (QDHs) Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) emitting at 1.6 µm grown on InP(001) are investigated and compared with a quantum well (QW) similar VCSEL. Polarization stability of optically-pumped VCSELs under a low frequency modulation is investigated. While major fluctuations of the polarization-resolved intensity are observed on QW-based structures, enhanced polarization stability is reached on QDH-based ones. Statistical measurements over a large number of pulses show an extremely low variation in QDH VCSEL polarized output intensity, related to the intrinsic polarization control. This makes QDH VCSEL ideal candidate to improve telecommunication networks laser performances.

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OCIS Codes
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2012
Published: July 11, 2012

J.-P. Gauthier, C. Paranthoën, C. Levallois, A. Shuaib, J.-M. Lamy, H. Folliot, M. Perrin, O. Dehaese, N. Chevalier, O. Durand, and A. Le Corre, "Enhancement of the polarization stability of a 1.55 µm emitting vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser under modulation using quantum dashes," Opt. Express 20, 16832-16837 (2012)

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