Applied Physics B

, 97:619

Lasing on higher-azimuthal-order modes in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers at room temperature

  • C.-J. Cheng
  • Y. Y. Lin
  • C.-Y. Chen
  • T.-D. Lee
  • R.-K. Lee
Article

Abstract

We report a direct method to observe higher-azimuthal-order whispering-gallery-like modes in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) at room temperature. Instead of introducing any defect mode, we show that suppression of lower-order cavity modes can be achieved by destroying vertical reflectors with a surface micro-structure. Perfect higher-order modes with an azimuthal number as large as 41 are observed in experiments through collecting near-field radiation patterns, as well as in numerical simulations.

PACS

42.55.Px 42.55.Sa 05.45.Mt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C.-J. Cheng
    • 1
  • Y. Y. Lin
    • 1
  • C.-Y. Chen
    • 1
  • T.-D. Lee
    • 2
    • 3
  • R.-K. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Photonics TechnologiesNational Tsing-Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate School of OptoelectronicsNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlinTaiwan
  3. 3.Industrial Technology Research InstituteHsinchuTaiwan

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