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Polarization switches in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of SPIE
Volume5468
Number of pages9
Pages133-141
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The polarization dynamics of a vertical cavity surface emitting laser is investigated as a nonlinear stochastic dynamical system. The polarization switches in the device are considered as activation processes in a two dimensional system with a saddle cycle; the optimal way of switching is determined as the solution of a boundary value problem. The theoretical results are in good agreement with the numerical simulations.

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Copyright 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.546993