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Title: Mechanisms of polarization switching in single-transverse-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers: Thermal shift and nonlinear semiconductor dynamics
Authors: Balle, Salvador, Tolkachova, E., San Miguel, Maxi, Tredicce, Jorge R., Martín-Regalado, J., Gahl, A.
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Abstract: An extension of the spin-flip model was developed to analyze the polarization switching in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL). The linearly-polarized states of a VCSEL were associated with a phase-locked state of the two circularly polarized components of the optical field. Polarization switching occurred in association with the exchange of stability of the phase-locked states through amplitude-phase coupling, which can be obtained by either increasing the injection current at constant detuning or by scanning the detuning while keeping the injection current fixed.
Identifiers: doi: 10.1364/OL.24.001121
issn: 0146-9592
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Citation: Optics Letters 24: 1121-1123 (1999)
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