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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20269–20278

Numerical characterization of transient polarization square-wave switching in two orthogonally coupled VCSELs

Maria S. Torre, Athanasios Gavrielides, and Cristina Masoller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20269-20278 (2011)

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We study the dynamics of two vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) mutually coupled such that the natural lasing polarization of each laser is rotated by 90 degrees and then is injected into the other laser. Simulations based on the spin-flip model show transient square-wave polarization switchings before a stationary state is reached. The influence of various model parameters on the duration of the stochastic transient time and on the lasers’ dynamics in the stationary state is investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011

Maria S. Torre, Athanasios Gavrielides, and Cristina Masoller, "Numerical characterization of transient polarization square-wave switching in two orthogonally coupled VCSELs," Opt. Express 19, 20269-20278 (2011)

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