Modal loss mechanism of micro-structured VCSELs studied using full vector FDTD method.

Abstract

Modal properties of vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with holey structures are studied using a finite difference time domain (FDTD) method. We investigate loss behavior with respect to the variation of structural parameters, and explain the loss mechanism of VCSELs. We also propose an effective method to estimate the modal loss based on mode profiles obtained using FDTD simulation. Our results could provide an important guideline for optimization of the microstructures of high-power single-mode VCSELs.

DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.018272

Cite this paper

@article{Jo2011ModalLM, title={Modal loss mechanism of micro-structured VCSELs studied using full vector FDTD method.}, author={Du-Ho Jo and Ngoc Hai Vu and Jin-Tae Kim and In-Kag Hwang}, journal={Optics express}, year={2011}, volume={19 19}, pages={18272-82} }