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A comprehensive model for the modal dynamics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

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4 Author(s)
Gustavsson, J.S. ; Dept. of Microelectron., Chalmers Univ. of Technol., Goteborg, Sweden ; Vukusic, J.A. ; Bengtsson, J. ; Larsson, A.

We present a quasi-3-D dynamic model of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The interdependent processes of carrier transport, heat generation and dissipation, and optical fields are solved self-consistently for each point in time and space. An effective index model is adopted for the evaluation of the optical fields in the complex layer structure. The inclusion of a temperature- and carrier-density-dependent refractive index, and its time dependence, allows us to study the evolution of the transverse optical field distributions under dynamic conditions. The model is applied to a typical index-guided structure with a 7-μm oxide aperture. A direct comparison is made using "cold" cavity modes, which is a normal technique when modeling the dynamics of VCSELs. Significant discrepancies are demonstrated both at smalland large-signal modulation, which indicates the need of a more sophisticated model for accurately predicting and understanding the geometry-dependent modal evolution

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 2 )