A derivation of threshold modal gain based on energy conservation and applicable to photonic crystal microcavities is presented. This result is investigated using 3-D FDTD simulations which include a spatially varying and dispersive gain model.
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A. Mock and J. O'Brien, "Photonic Crystal Laser Threshold Analysis Using 3-D FDTD with a Material Gain Model," in Advances in Optical Sciences Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper ITuD6.
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