Circuit modeling of carrier-photon dynamics in composite-resonator vertical-cavity lasers

Bhavin J. Shastri, Chen Chen, Kent D. Choquette, David V. Plant

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We present a circuit model for composite-resonator vertical-cavity lasers (CRVCLs) based on the standard rate equations. This model is compatible with general-purpose circuit analysis program (SPICE), and it can accurately produce the dc and modulation characteristics of the CRVCL, which is verified by comparing the calculated results with the measured experimental data. In addition, using this model we verify that CRVCL has unique abilities to engineer its modulation characteristics by varying cavity asymmetries as well as to produce multilevel amplitude modulation, both of which are consistent with our previous experimental results. We also discuss some advantages and limitations of this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6032059
Pages (from-to)1537-1546
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2011


  • Circuit modeling
  • circuit simulation
  • coupled cavity
  • equivalent circuits
  • optoelectronics
  • semiconductor lasers
  • vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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