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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1990
  • pp: 526–528

Effect of layer thickness variations in a distributed-Bragg-reflector mirror on the phase of the reflected light

Jean-Pierre Weber and Shyh Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 526-528 (1990)

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We present an analytical derivation of the phase change of the reflection coefficient of a distributed-Bragg-reflector mirror when the thickness of a layer in the mirror changes. These phase changes are additive, as has been verified by an exact numerical calculation using transmission matrices. Such a phase change will affect the lasing wavelength of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers and the center wavelength of various integrated Bragg devices.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 26, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 1990
Published: May 15, 1990

Jean-Pierre Weber and Shyh Wang, "Effect of layer thickness variations in a distributed-Bragg-reflector mirror on the phase of the reflected light," Opt. Lett. 15, 526-528 (1990)

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