Simulated dynamics of optically pumped dilute nitride 1300 nm spin vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Alharthi, Sami S., Henning, Ian D., Al-Seyab, Rihab K. and Adams, Michael J. (2014) Simulated dynamics of optically pumped dilute nitride 1300 nm spin vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. IET Optoelectronics, 8 (2). pp. 117-121. ISSN 1751-8768

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Abstract

The authors report a theoretical analysis of optically pumped 1300 nm dilute nitride spin-polarised vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) using the spin-flip model to determine the regions of stability and instability. The dependence of the output polarisation ellipticity on that of the pump is investigated, and the results are presented in two-dimensional contour maps of the pump polarisation against the magnitude of the optical pump. Rich dynamics and various forms of oscillatory behaviour causing self-sustained oscillations in the polarisation of the spin-VCSEL subject to continuous-wave pumping have been found because of the competition of the spin-flip processes and birefringence. The authors also reveal the importance of considering both the birefringence rate and the linewidth enhancement factor when engineering a device for high-frequency applications. A very good agreement is found with the experimental results reported by the authors’ group.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Engineering Technologies
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Marta Kemp
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 15:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7159

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