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Ultrafast spin dynamics in spin-polarized vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser devices

Gerhardt, N. C. and Hoevel, S. and Li, N. and Jaehme, H. and Hofmann, M. R. and Ackemann, T. and Kroner, A. and Michalzik, R. (2009) Ultrafast spin dynamics in spin-polarized vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser devices. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2009), 2009-06-02 - 2009-06-04.

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Abstract

Spin-polarized lasers offer new encouraging possibilities for future devices. We compare time-resolved luminescence measurements with theoretical models for spin dynamics in spin-polarized lasers and demonstrate ultrafast polarization switching during one short single-mode laser pulse. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America