Second-harmonic distortion in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with lateral loss effects

P. C. Chui, Siu Fung Yu

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The influence of lateral loss effects on the second-harmonic distortion (SHD) of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers is investigated theoretically. Two parameters, differential confinement factor and differential cavity loss, are defined for the consideration of self-focusing and diffraction loss. It is found that SHD increases at low modulation frequencies due to the presence of differential cavity loss, especially for lasers with small core radius.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-552
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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