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Albert, J,Soriano, MC,Veretennicoff, I,Panajotov, K,Danckaert, J,Porta, PA,Curtin, DP,McInerney, JG;
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics In Quantum Electronics
Laser Doppler velocimetry with polarization-bistable VCSELs
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bistability laser Doppler velocimetry polarization switching (PS) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) SURFACE-EMITTING LASERS OPTICAL FEEDBACK SEMICONDUCTOR-LASER CAVITY DIODE
In this paper we present a rate-equation model of a single mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with two states of linear polarization, subject to Doppler-shifted optical feedback. Recent experimental work has shown that the polarization bistability often observed in VCSELs can be exploited to enhance the responsivity of these semiconductor lasers in speed-sensing applications. We review these experimental results briefly and use the rate equation model to explain the increased signal-to-noise ratio.
DOI 10.1109/JSTQE.2004.836011
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