T.G. van de Roer

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We present experimental evidence that asymmetric current injection in intracavity contacted vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) stabilizes the polarization of the emitted light. Anisotropies in the gain and loss mechanisms introduced by asymmetric current injection are considered to explain this effect. The design scheme opens perspectives to(More)
We have investigated the potential of asymmetric current injection for polarization switching in GaAs-based intracavity contacted vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers using two sets of p- and n-type contacts per device. When using the contacts aligned along the [11~0] crystal direction, the observed laser polarization is parallel to [110], whereas, using(More)
A low-confinement asymmetric GaAs-AlGaAs double-quantum-well molecular-beam-epitaxy grown laser diode structure with optical trap layer is characterized, The value of the internal absorption coefficient is as low as 1.4 cm/sup -1/, while keeping the series resistance at values comparable cm with symmetrical quantum-well gradient index structures in the same(More)
Intra-cavity contacted In/sub 0.17/Ga/sub 0.83/As/AlAs VCSELs with asymmetrical and symmetric contacts were fabricated and characterized. The square devices with asymmetric current injection emit light polarized perpendicular to the direction of the current injection, despite the fact that these VCSELs have higher order transverse modes. The asymmetric(More)
The novel hot electron injection laser (HEL), a three-terminal vertically integrated transistor-laser structure, is designed to investigate and possibly utilize the effects of carrier-heating on the optical gain and wavelength chirp. Simulations show the potential of carrier heating assisted gain switching to directly modulate the optical field intensity at(More)
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