Comprehensive Electro-Opto-Thermal Analysis of Gain-Cavity Offset on the Performance of Gain-Guided VCSELs

Abedi K., Ahmadi V., Sooudi E., Moeini M. R.

8th WSEAS International Conference on Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronics, İstanbul, Turkey, 30 May - 01 June 2009, pp.82-86 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-86
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, using a rigorous quasi 3-D electro-opto-thermal numerical model, we simulate the effect of gain-cavity offset on different performance characteristics of a gain-guided vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). For the first time, we introduce a microscopic model for gain-cavity detuning phenomenon and present a quasi 3D thermal analysis. Using the model, the effect of offset on threshold current, mode competition, and high-temperature performance of VCSEL are analyzed. We determine the circumstances which result in minimum threshold current, better transverse mode competition and thermal stability.