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Small-Signal Modulation Bandwidth of Purcell-Enhanced Nanocavity Light Emitters

Rodney S Tucker, Erwin K Lau, Ming C Wu

2008 IEEE 21ST INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR LASER CONFERENCE | IEEE | Published : 2008

Abstract

We present a new analysis of the modulation bandwidth of nanocavity light emitters. The modulation bandwidth is enhanced by the Purcell effect, but only if the device is operated below threshold. The maximum Purcell-enhanced 3-dB bandwidth scales inversely with the modal volume. ©2008 IEEE.