Enhanced polarisation self-switching in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser by gain saturation of transverse modes

N. Badr, I. H. White, M. R.T. Tan, Y. M. Houng, S. Y. Wang

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1229
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 1994


  • Light polarisation
  • Optical bistability
  • Photonic switching
  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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