Time-domain vertical-external-cavity semiconductor laser simulation

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A time-domain simulator for Vertical External Cavity Semiconductor Lasers (VECSEL) is described in detail. The core of the model employs a digital filter method to model the optical properties of the active mirror over a wide range of frequencies, temperatures, and carrier densities. The method is also applicable without modifications to the time-domain simulation of semiconductor saturable mirrors (SESAM). As an illustration, ultrashort pulse generation is simulated in two kinds of devices: in a synchronously pumped VECSEL and in a laser passively mode-locked by SESAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-596
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007


  • Disk lasers
  • Modeling
  • Surface-emitting lasers
  • Vertical external cavity semiconductor lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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