By Topic

Self-consistent calculation of lasing modes in a planar microcavity

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
C. C. Lin ; Microelectron. Res. Center, Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA ; D. G. Deppe

The self-consistent calculation of lasing modes in a microcavity with infinite plane mirrors is presented. The semiclassical theory is used, with rigorous boundary conditions included for Maxwell's equations to describe both the emitter distribution and the cavity reflectors. The concept of gain-guided versus index-guided modes in such structures can be removed within the semiclassical model, as rigorous boundary conditions for both the radiation source and passive cavity can be handled exactly. We present calculated curves showing the angular dependence of various lasing modes on mirror reflectivity and the threshold gain susceptibility dependence on mirror reflectivity and active diameter. The linewidth dependence on the transverse lasing mode is also considered. Limitations of the semiclassical approach as compared to a fully quantum mechanical approach is emphasized

Published in:

Journal of Lightwave Technology  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 4 )