OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 768–770

Stable single-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with a photoresistive aperture

Spilios Riyopoulos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 768-770 (1999)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (328 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



It is numerically demonstrated that on-axis current channeling through the use of a photoactive layer or layers in vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser cavities counteracts hole burning and allows single-mode operation at high currents. The photoactive layers act as a variable-resistivity screen whose radial aperture is controlled by the light itself. Absorption of a small fraction of the light intensity suffices for significant on-axis current peaking with minimum efficiency loss and optical mode distortion.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

Spilios Riyopoulos, "Stable single-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with a photoresistive aperture," Opt. Lett. 24, 768-770 (1999)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. K. Iga, S. Ishikawa, S. Ohkouchi, and T. Nishimura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 348 (1984).
  2. P. L. Gourley and T. J. Drummond, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1225 (1987).
  3. R. Michalzik and K. J. Ebeling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1963 (1993).
  4. D. L. Huffaker, D. G. Deppe, K. Kummar, and T. J. Rogers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 97 (1994).
  5. K. D. Choquette, R. P. Schneider, K. L. Lear, and K. M. Geib, Electron. Lett. 30, 2043 (1994).
  6. S. Riyopoulos, “Single mode VCSEL with photoactive current channeling,” submitted to IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited