Download PDF by S. F. Yu: Analysis and design of vertical cavity surface emitting

By S. F. Yu

ISBN-10: 0471391247

ISBN-13: 9780471391241

A realistic, hands-on guidebook for the effective modeling of VCSELs Vertical hollow space floor Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a special form of semiconductor laser whose optical output is vertically emitted from the skin in preference to traditional edge-emitting semiconductor lasers. complicated in layout and dear to supply, VCSELs however symbolize an already everyday laser know-how that can provide to have much more major purposes sooner or later. even though the examine has speeded up, there were particularly few books written in this very important subject. research and layout of Vertical hollow space floor Emitting Lasers seeks to encapsulate this growing to be physique of information right into a unmarried, finished reference that may be of equivalent price for either pros and teachers within the box. the writer, a famous specialist within the box of VCSELs, makes an attempt to elucidate frequently conflicting assumptions so one can support readers in attaining the easiest and best VCSEL types for any given challenge. Highlights of the textual content contain: * a transparent and finished theoretical therapy of VCSELs * specific derivations for figuring out the operational rules of VCSELs * Mathematical types for the research of electric, optical, and thermal houses of VCSELs * Case reviews at the mathematical modeling of VCSELs and the implementation of simulation courses

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ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL CONFIGURATIONS OF VCSELs 23 A gain-guiding mechanism can be realized by forming a circular metal contact close to the active layer. The injection carrier concentration defines the gain region to confine the transverse mode. 9 shows the schematic of a gainguided VCSEL, which is similar to a metal-stripe facet emitting lasers. Using this approach, a gain-guided 850-nm VCSEL has demonstrated room-temperature CW operation [80]. The major advantage of this structure is that it is easy to fabricate but the transverse confinement of optical field and injection current density is weak so that the corresponding threshold current is high.

Well optical and electrical confinement will 22 VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS—AN OVERVIEW enhance the electrical-to-optical conversion efficiency or the wallplug efficiency of the devices. In fact, it is a challenge to realize “high,” “small,” and “well confined” with the available fabrication technologies. In the following paragraphs, the optoelectrical performance of the most recently designed VCSELs is reviewed. The first issue to consider in the design of VCSELs is defining the operating wavelength.

Therefore, it is very important to select an appropriate material system, that can allow the commercialization of VCSELs more easily. GaInNAs/GaAs QWs may be a better choice to realize long-wavelength VCSELs using GaAs-based DBRs. However, further improvement of the most recent processing technology of GaInNAs/GaAs QWs may be required for the realization of mass production and reliability. Finally, the cavity length (not including the DBRs) of VCSELs should be carefully selected to maximize the longitudinal overlapping between the standing-wave peak and the active layer for maximum wallplug efficiency.

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