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A unified theory for surface emitting chirped circular grating lasers

Sun, Xiankai and Yariv, Amnon (2009) A unified theory for surface emitting chirped circular grating lasers. In: Integrated optics: devices, materials, and technologies XIII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7218. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 72180H. ISBN 978-0-8194-7464-3.

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We develop a unified theory to analyze the modal properties of surface emitting chirped circular grating lasers. Based on solving the resonance conditions which involve two types of reflectivities of chirped circular gratings, this theory is both easy to understand and convenient to apply to different configurations of circular grating lasers. Though in a more concise format, this approach is shown to be in agreement with previous derivations which use the characteristic equations. With this unified analysis, the modal properties of circular DFB, disk-, and ring- Bragg resonator lasers are obtained and compared.

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Subject Keywords:Surface emitting lasers; unified theory; laser modes; grating reflectivity; Bragg resonators; semiconductor lasers; integrated optics
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7218
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Official Citation:Xiankai Sun and Amnon Yariv, "A unified theory for surface emitting chirped circular grating lasers", Proc. SPIE 7218, 72180H (2009); doi:10.1117/12.808535
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:16 Mar 2011 22:18
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