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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1330–1333

High-power and large-alignment-tolerance fiber coupling of honeycomb-lattice photonic crystal Γ-point band-edge laser

Sunghwan Kim, Yeonsang Park, Kyungwook Hwang, Jeongkug Lee, Heonsu Jeon, and Hyo Jin Kim  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1330-1333 (2009)

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Butt-end fiber coupling is a compact and efficient scheme especially suitable for a surface-emitting photonic crystal (PC) band-edge laser. The honeycomb-lattice PC offers a relatively large intact area without air-holes, and therefore, a high optical gain. The use of a Γ-point band-edge mode allows vertical laser emission, yielding a fiber-coupled output power of more than 30 μ W . The system is virtually alignment-free in the lateral directions; however, it exhibits oscillatory decay in the vertical direction, which can be significantly suppressed by using an angle-cleaved fiber tip.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: June 12, 2009

Sunghwan Kim, Yeonsang Park, Kyungwook Hwang, Jeongkug Lee, Heonsu Jeon, and Hyo Jin Kim, "High-power and large-alignment-tolerance fiber coupling of honeycomb-lattice photonic crystal Γ-point band-edge laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1330-1333 (2009)

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