Polarization locking of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers using amorphous Si subwavelength transmission gratings

Steven J. Schablitsky, Lei Zhuang, Rick C. Shi, Stephen Y. Chou

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Abstract

This paper reports the first demonstration of locking the polarization of VCSELs by putting a ultrathin amorphous silicon subwavelength transmission grating in front of the output window of a VCSEL. The operation principle is based on a recent observation that an amorphous silicon subwavelength transmission grating (SWTG) can behave, depending on the ratio of the grating period to the wavelength, either as a polarizer or a waveplate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages172-173
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period6/2/966/7/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Schablitsky, S. J., Zhuang, L., Shi, R. C., & Chou, S. Y. (1996). Polarization locking of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers using amorphous Si subwavelength transmission gratings. 172-173. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS, Anaheim, CA, USA, .