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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 6980–6988

An ellipse model for cavity mode behavior of optically injection-locked VCSELs

Peng Guo, Weijian Yang, Devang Parekh, Anshi Xu, Zhangyuan Chen, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 6980-6988 (2012)

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We report a new graphical tool to analyze optical injection-locked vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). It predicts the resonant frequency enhancement and cavity mode behavior for both single- and multi- mode VCSELs under injection locking. Calculations based on this model show excellent agreement with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2012
Published: March 12, 2012

Peng Guo, Weijian Yang, Devang Parekh, Anshi Xu, Zhangyuan Chen, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "An ellipse model for cavity mode behavior of optically injection-locked VCSELs," Opt. Express 20, 6980-6988 (2012)

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