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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3550–3555

Optically-pumped dilute nitride spin-VCSEL

Kevin Schires, Rihab Al Seyab, Antonio Hurtado, Ville-Markus Korpijärvi, Mircea Guina, Ian D. Henning, and Michael J. Adams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3550-3555 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003550


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Abstract

We report the first room temperature optical spin-injection of a dilute nitride 1300 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) under continuous-wave optical pumping. We also present a novel experimental protocol for the investigation of optical spin-injection with a fiber setup. The experimental results indicate that the VCSEL polarization can be controlled by the pump polarization, and the measured behavior is in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions using the spin flip model. The ability to control the polarization of a long-wavelength VCSEL at room temperature emitting at the wavelength of 1.3 µm opens up a new exciting research avenue for novel uses in disparate fields of technology ranging from spintronics to optical telecommunication networks.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Citation
Kevin Schires, Rihab Al Seyab, Antonio Hurtado, Ville-Markus Korpijärvi, Mircea Guina, Ian D. Henning, and Michael J. Adams, "Optically-pumped dilute nitride spin-VCSEL," Opt. Express 20, 3550-3555 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-3550


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