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29 April 1999 Single-mode VCSEL operation via photocurrent feedback
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Abstract
On-axis channeling through the use of photoactive layers in VCSEL cavities is proposed to counteract hole burning and mode switching. The photoactive layers act as variable resistivity screens whose radial `aperture' is controlled by the light itself. It is numerically demonstrated that absorption of a small fraction of the light intensity suffices for significant on axis current peaking and single mode operation at currents many times threshold, with minimum efficiency loss and optical mode distortion. Fabrication is implemented during the molecular beam epitaxy phase without wafer post processing, as for oxide apertures.
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Spilios Riyopoulos "Single-mode VCSEL operation via photocurrent feedback", Proc. SPIE 3627, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers III, (29 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347102; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347102
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