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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1204–1207

Air-hole design in a vertical direction for high-power two-dimensional photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers

Seita Iwahashi, Kyosuke Sakai, Yoshitaka Kurosaka, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. 1204-1207 (2010)

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We investigate the air-hole shape of photonic-crystal lasers in the vertical direction to increase the radiation constant for the surface emission. Numerical analysis indicates a maximum radiation constant when the air-hole depth is half the wavelength and a minimum when it is about the same as the wavelength, due to the interference of light waves diffracted in the vertical direction. We propose an air-hole design using two photonic-crystal layers offset by a half-period; the design more than doubles the radiation constant over that of a conventional design, leading to higher-power operation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2010
Published: May 11, 2010

Seita Iwahashi, Kyosuke Sakai, Yoshitaka Kurosaka, and Susumu Noda, "Air-hole design in a vertical direction for high-power two-dimensional photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1204-1207 (2010)

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