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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2105–2110

Milliwatt-level fiber-coupled laser power from photonic crystal band-edge laser

Sunghwan Kim, Sungmo Ahn, Jeongkug Lee, Heonsu Jeon, Philippe Regreny, Christian Seassal, Emmanuel Augendre, and Lea Di Cioccio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2105-2110 (2011)

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We report unprecedentedly high output powers measured from large area two-dimensional square-lattice photonic-crystal band-edge lasers (BELs), patterned by holographic lithography. In order to ensure mechanical rigidity, the BELs were fabricated in an InP-based epilayer bonded onto a fused silica substrate beforehand. The BEL devices, employing the surface-emitting Γ-point monopole band-edge mode, provide a fiber-coupled single mode output power as high as 2.6 mW and an external differential quantum efficiency of ~4%. The results of a three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain simulation agree with the experimental observation that the large BELs are beneficial for achieving both high power output and high differential quantum efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2011
Published: January 20, 2011

Sunghwan Kim, Sungmo Ahn, Jeongkug Lee, Heonsu Jeon, Philippe Regreny, Christian Seassal, Emmanuel Augendre, and Lea Di Cioccio, "Milliwatt-level fiber-coupled laser power from photonic crystal band-edge laser," Opt. Express 19, 2105-2110 (2011)

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