An improved time-domain traveling-wave model for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

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The use of the time-dependent transfer matrix and wide-angle beam propagation method is proposed to improve the computational speed and accuracy of a recently developed time-domain traveling-wave model of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. With suitable utilization of the transfer matrix, significant reduction of the total execution time of the traveling-wave model can be obtained. In addition, the use of wide-angle beam propagation method can minimize the calculation error of the traveling-wave model due to the diffraction of light from the small aperture of the laser cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1938-1948
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Diffraction loss
  • Padé approximant propagation operator
  • Semiconductor device modeling
  • Surface-emitting devices
  • Transfer matrix method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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