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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 260–265

Design and analysis of two-dimensional high-index-contrast grating surface-emitting lasers

Rakesh G. Mote, S.F. Yu, Wei Zhou, and X.F. Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 260-265 (2009)

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The use of a two-dimensional (2D) high-index-contrast grating (HCG) with square periodic lattice is proposed to realize surface-emitting lasers. This is possible because the use of 2D HCG, in which multiple resonant leaky modes are excited by the 2 orthogonal directions of the grating, causes the high reflective zone to be split into two regions. Hence, a dip of the reflectivity is formed to support the excitation of a resonant cavity-mode inside the 2D HCG. With suitable design on the dimensions of the 2D HCGs, Q factor as high as 1032 can be achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

Rakesh G. Mote, S. F. Yu, Wei Zhou, and X. F. Li, "Design and analysis of two-dimensional high-index-contrast grating surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Express 17, 260-265 (2009)

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