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Title: Stochastic polarization switching dynamics in Vertical-Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers: Theory and Experiment
Authors: Danckaert, Jan, Peeters, Michael, Mirasso, Claudio R., San Miguel, Maxi, Verschaffelt, Guy, Albert, Jan, Nagler, Bob, Unold, Heiko, Michalzik, Rainer, Giacomelli, Giovanni, Marin, Francesco
Keywords: Noise
Polarization effects
Semiconductor lasers
Switching
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs)
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2004
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Abstract: We present an analytical, numerical and experimental study of the switching time and jitter of current induced polarization switching in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers in the presence of spontaneous emission noise. Assuming that the switching is induced by changes in the dichroism, the problem can be reduced to the well-known first passage time problem in gain switched Class-A lasers. The theoretical results obtained in this way show excellent agreement both with numerical simulations based on the full rate equations model, and with experiments performed on oxide-confined Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers.
Description: 7 pages, 5 figures.
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTQE.2004.837014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/7529
ISSN: 1077-260X
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Citation: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 10(5): 911-917 (2004)
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