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)