Schulz-Ruhtenberg, M. and Tanguy, Y. and Jager, R. and Ackemann, T. (2009) Length scales and polarization properties of annular standing waves in circular broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 97 (2). pp. 397-403. ISSN 0946-2171Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
It is shown that the 'flower-like' emission patterns along the perimeter of broad-area circular vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers can be interpreted in a first approximation as annular standing waves. Their modulation period follows the dispersion relation of tilted plane waves for a plano-planar cavity. For high enough divergence angle, they show a very peculiar polarization behavior of radial polarization in near field and azimuthal polarization in far field. The polarization selection is qualitatively explained by the breaking of the isotropy between s- and p-components for waves propagating off axis in the Bragg reflectors.
|Keywords:||polarization, annular standing waves, vertical-cavity, surface-emitting lasers, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all), Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jun 2010 10:40|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 15:17|