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Fundamentals, Technology and Applications of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

  • Rainer Michalzik

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 166)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic VCSEL Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rainer Michalzik
      Pages 3-18
    3. Rainer Michalzik
      Pages 19-75
    4. Pierluigi Debernardi
      Pages 77-117
    5. Anders Larsson, Johan S. Gustavsson
      Pages 119-144
  3. Device Technology and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Johannes Michael Ostermann, Rainer Michalzik
      Pages 147-179
    3. Krassimir Panajotov, Franco Prati
      Pages 181-231
    4. Yu-Chia Chang, Larry A. Coldren
      Pages 233-262
    5. Jean-François P. Seurin
      Pages 263-290
    6. Connie J. Chang-Hasnain
      Pages 291-317
  4. From Infrared to Violet Emission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Markus Ortsiefer, Werner Hofmann, Jürgen Rosskopf, Markus-Christian Amann
      Pages 321-351
    3. James S. Harris, Hopil Bae, Tomás Sarmiento
      Pages 353-377
    4. Michael Jetter, Robert Roßbach, Peter Michler
      Pages 379-401
    5. Shing-Chung Wang, Tien-Chang Lu, Hao-Chung Kuo, Jun-Rong Chen
      Pages 403-427
  5. VCSEL Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Kenneth P. Jackson, Clint L. Schow
      Pages 431-448
    3. Hyun-Kuk Shin
      Pages 449-471

About this book


The huge progress which has been achieved in the field is covered here, in the first comprehensive monograph on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) since eight years. Apart from chapters reviewing the research field and the laser fundamentals, there are comprehensive updates on red and blue emitting VCSELs, telecommunication VCSELs, optical transceivers, and parallel-optical links for computer interconnects. Entirely new contributions are made to the fields of vectorial three-dimensional optical modeling, single-mode VCSELs, polarization control, polarization dynamics, very-high-speed design, high-power emission, use of high-contrast gratings, GaInNAsSb long-wavelength VCSELs, optical video links, VCSELs for optical mice and sensing, as well as VCSEL-based laser printing. The book appeals to researchers, optical engineers and graduate students.


laser printing microcavities optical communication optical engineering optical interconnects optical sensing optoelectronics parallel-optical links semiconductor lasers vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Michalzik
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute of OptoelectronicsUlm UniversityUlmGermany

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