OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4799–4801

Stokes vector characterization of the polarization behavior of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Andreas Molitor, Sébastien Hartmann, and Wolfgang Elsäßer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4799-4801 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004799


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (391 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate that a full polarization analysis in terms of the Stokes vector parameters is necessary to determine the polarization state of light emitted by vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). For three selected representative VCSEL devices, we measured the injection current dependence of the three Stokes parameters and compared these results with linearly selected polarization P-I curves, clearly demonstrating that a complete polarization analysis is required to unveil the full polarization behavior.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2012
Published: November 15, 2012

Citation
Andreas Molitor, Sébastien Hartmann, and Wolfgang Elsäßer, "Stokes vector characterization of the polarization behavior of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 4799-4801 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4799

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited