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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1996
  • pp: 351–353

Polarization switching in quantum-well vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

J. Martín-Regalado, M. San Miguel, N. B. Abraham, and F. Prati  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 351-353 (1996)

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Switching between linearly polarized states of slightly different optical frequencies with the same transverse-mode pattern is found, as the injection current is increased. Switchings found here for semiconductor rate-equation models incorporating a vector electric field, birefringence, and the α factor are similar to previously reported experimental results.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 7, 1995
Published: March 1, 1996

J. Martín-Regalado, F. Prati, M. San Miguel, and N. B. Abraham, "Polarization switching in quantum-well vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Lett. 21, 351-353 (1996)

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