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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 3 — Aug. 2, 1999
  • pp: 55–62

Transverse mode dynamics of VCSELs through space-time domain simulation

Peter M. Goorjian and C. Z. Ning  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 55-62 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.5.000055


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Abstract

An approximation to the Maxwell-Semiconductor Bloch equations is used to model transverse mode dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The time-evolution of the spatial profiles of the laser field and carrier density is solved by a finite-difference algorithm. The algorithm is fairly general; it can handle devices of any shape, which are either gain or index guided or both. Also there is no a priori assumption about the type or number of modes. The physical modeling includes the nonlinear carrier dependence of the optical gain and refractive index and dispersion effects on the gain and the refractive index are also included.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Spatial and Polarization Dynamics of Semiconductor Lasers

History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 1999
Published: August 2, 1999

Citation
Peter Goorjian and C.Z. Ning, "Transverse mode dynamics of VCSELs through space-time domain simulation," Opt. Express 5, 55-62 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-5-3-55


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