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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 16934–16949

Experimental and numerical analysis on temporal dynamics of polarization switching in an injection-locked 1.55-μm wavelength VCSEL

Vijay Manohar Deshmukh, Seoung Hun Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Kyong Hon Kim, and Min Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 16934-16949 (2011)

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We present experimental and numerical study of temporal characteristics of injection-locked polarization switching of a conventional-type 1.55-μm wavelength single-mode vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). Delayed recovery response of the main-mode of the VCSEL was observed when short and strong optical injection pulses of an orthogonal polarization to the VCSEL’s main polarization-mode were applied. Numerical analysis based on a spin-flip model describes that the relatively long upper level lifetimes compared to a short injection-pulse width and long cavity photon lifetimes cause delayed recovery response of the main-mode of the VCSEL. An optimum bias current of the VCSEL was also observed for the shortest recovery time of its free-running polarization mode after the orthogonal polarization beam pulse injection.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Vijay Manohar Deshmukh, Seoung Hun Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Kyong Hon Kim, and Min Hee Lee, "Experimental and numerical analysis on temporal dynamics of polarization switching in an injection-locked 1.55-μm wavelength VCSEL," Opt. Express 19, 16934-16949 (2011)

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