A new technique for analyzing the single-mode condition and mode discrimination of high-order modes in photonic crystal VCSEL is proposed and reported in this paper. The technique proposed is a semi-empirical approach that uses analytical analysis based on experimental data. For that purpose, single-and multimode photonic crystal VC-SEL devices are fabricated and characterized for comparison of device performance. The mode width for first-and second-order mode of PhC VCSEL is computed for analyzing the mode behavior. In order to verify the findings, the fabricated single-and multimode devices are analyzed using finite difference frequency domain technique for the purpose of showing the loss as a function of mode order for the PhC VCSEL. The results show close agreement between the computed and experiment findings, justifying the use of the proposed semi-empirical technique for analyzing singlemode condition and of high-order modes discrimination in photonic crystal VCSEL.
- Photonic crystal
- Semiconductor laser
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)