Adaptable method for modelling optical fields in VCSELs


Woo, T. C., Sarma, J. and Causa, F., 2003. Adaptable method for modelling optical fields in VCSELs. IEE Proceedings - Circuits Devices and Systems, 150 (6), pp. 542-547.

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A quasi-analytic formulation based on Laguerre-Gauss functions (LG-Fs) that appears to be suitable to analyse vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is described. The paper focuses on demonstrating the attractive feature of LG-Fs in solving for optical field propagation in both diffracting type and guided-wave type configurations, which is particularly advantageous for modelling present-day VCSELs. The paper also outlines the LG-F expansion formalism to solve for both the optical field and the carrier density distribution to achieve a self-consistent VCSEL model.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsWoo, T. C., Sarma, J. and Causa, F.
Uncontrolled Keywordsoptical field propagation, diffracting type configurations, semiconductor lasers, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, lg-f expansion formalism, surface emitting lasers, carrier density distribution, light diffraction, guided-wave type configurations, carrier density, laguerre-gauss functions, vcsel, semiconductor device models, self-consistent vcsel model, optical waveguide theory, optical fields modelling method, optical field, gaussian processes
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
ID Code5998


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