We present an analysis of amplification and lasing in one-dimensional isotropic nonlinear photonic crystal (1D PC), which is based on a generalized (multiwavelength) transfer matrix method. This approach was used for modeling a Raman signal amplification in 1D PC and in an homogenous structure, showing advantages of a stratified medium. Moreover, the threshold operation of a 1D PC Raman laser is studied, assuming both strong as well as depleted pump. The normalized threshold gain characteristics for various end reflections and photonic crystal laser length were calculated.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2009
Published: September 25, 2009
Paweł Szczepański, Tomasz Osuch, and Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, "Modeling of amplification and light generation in one-dimensional photonic crystal using a multiwavelength transfer matrix approach," Appl. Opt. 48, 5401-5406 (2009)