The polarization properties of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) subject to optical feedback are studied experimentally. It is thereby demonstrated that polarization-selective optical feedback can be utilized to entirely eliminate VCSEL polarization switching over the entire device operating range.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Yanhua Hong, Paul S. Spencer, and K. Alan Shore, "Suppression of polarization switching in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers by use of optical feedback," Opt. Lett. 29, 2151-2153 (2004)