Comprehensive numerical model for cw vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

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The authors present a comprehensive numerical model for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers that includes all major processes effecting cw operation of axisymmetric devices. In particular, the model includes a description of the 2D transport of electrons and holes through the cladding layers to the quantum well(s), diffusion and recombination processes of these carriers within the wells, the 2D transport of heat throughout the device, and a multi-lateral-mode effective index optical model. The optical gain acquired by photons traversing the quantum wells is computed including the effects of strained band structure and quantum confinement. They employ the model to predict the behavior ... continued below

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Hadley, G.R.; Lear, K.L.; Warren, M.E.; Choquette, K.D.; Scott, J.W. & Corzine, S.W. March 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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The authors present a comprehensive numerical model for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers that includes all major processes effecting cw operation of axisymmetric devices. In particular, the model includes a description of the 2D transport of electrons and holes through the cladding layers to the quantum well(s), diffusion and recombination processes of these carriers within the wells, the 2D transport of heat throughout the device, and a multi-lateral-mode effective index optical model. The optical gain acquired by photons traversing the quantum wells is computed including the effects of strained band structure and quantum confinement. They employ the model to predict the behavior of higher-order lateral modes in proton-implanted devices, and to provide an understanding of index-guiding in devices fabricated using selective oxidation.

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OSTI as DE95007758

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  • SPIE `95: SPIE conference on optics, electro-optics, and laser application in science, engineering and medicine, San Jose, CA (United States), 5-14 Feb 1995

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  • Other: DE95007758
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0274C
  • Report No.: CONF-950226--14
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/28383 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 28383
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664211

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Hadley, G.R.; Lear, K.L.; Warren, M.E.; Choquette, K.D.; Scott, J.W. & Corzine, S.W. Comprehensive numerical model for cw vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, report, March 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664211/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.