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Title:

An impact of a localization of an oxide aperture within a vertical-cavity surface-emitting diode laser (VCSEL) cavity on its lasing threshold

Group publication title:

Optica Applicata

Creator:

Sarzała, Robert P.

Contributor:

Gaj, Miron. Redakcja ; Wilk, Ireneusz. Redakcja

Subject and Keywords:

optyka ; semiconductor laser ; vertical-cavity surface-emitting diode laser (VCSEL) ; oxide-confined VCSELs ; fundamental-mode operation

Description:

Optica Applicata, Vol. 35, 2005, nr 3, s. 635-644

Abstrakt:

In the present paper, an impact of localization of an oxide aperture within a vertical-cavity surface-emitting diode laser (VCSEL) on its threshold operation is analyzed. As expected, a shift of the aperture from the anti-node position of the standing optical wave within a VCSEL cavity to the node position is followed by a drastic change of the wave guiding mechanism from the index guiding to the gain guiding. Index-guided VCSELs have been found to exhibit much lower threshold currents, but any increase in their active-region diameters over a relatively low critical value is followed by excitation of higher-order modes. On the other hand, the fundamental-mode operation is achieved in gain-guided VCSELs with much larger active regions but at the expense of considerably higher lasing thresholds. Therefore, a new VCSEL design, i.e., the separate confinement oxidation (SCO) VCSEL, is proposed. The SCO VCSELs are expected to combine advantages of both previous oxide-confined VCSELs, i.e., low lasing thresholds of index-guided VCSELs with the fundamental-mode operation of gain-guided ones even in the case of large active regions.

Publisher:

Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2005

Resource Type:

artykuł

Source:

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Language:

eng

Relation:

Optica Applicata ; Optica Applicata, Vol. 35, 2005 ; Optica Applicata, Vol. 35, 2005, nr 3 ; Politechnika Wrocławska. Wydział Podstawowych Problemów Techniki

Rights:

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Location:

Politechnika Wrocławska