Predictive microscopic modeling of VECSELs

Jörg Hader, Garrett Hardesty, Tsuei Lian Wang, Michael J. Yarborough, Yushi Kaneda, Jerome V. Moloney, Bernardette Kunert, Wolfgang Stolz, Stephan W. Koch

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Based on fully microscopically computed material gain and carrier recombination rates, we compute the output characteristics of optically pumped Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers. Very good agreement with experimental results is obtained where, besides broadenings introduced to model sample imperfections, the only experimental fit parameter is a correction to the pump spot diameter to account for the nonideal profile of the used pump.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5423325
Pages (from-to)810-817
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2010


  • Charge carrier lifetime
  • Modeling
  • Photoluminescence
  • Reflection
  • Semiconductor lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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