Enhanced polarisation self-switching is observed in a vertical- cavity surface-emitting laser by involving gain saturation due to transverse mode competition. Switching between orthogonal polarisations is triggered by a quarter-wave plate external cavity and does not change the total output power.
- Light polarisation
- Optical bistability
- Photonic switching
- Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering