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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15945–15961

Three-dimensional coupled-wave analysis for square-lattice photonic crystal surface emitting lasers with transverse-electric polarization: finite-size effects

Yong Liang, Chao Peng, Kyosuke Sakai, Seita Iwahashi, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15945-15961 (2012)

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We develop a coupled-wave model that is capable of treating finite-size square-lattice photonic crystal surface emitting lasers with transverse-electric polarization. Various properties of interest including threshold gain, mode frequency, field intensity envelope within the device, far-field pattern, as well as polarization and divergence angle of the output beam for the band-edge modes are calculated. Theoretical predictions of the lowest threshold mode and the output beam profile are in good agreement with our experimental findings. In particular, we show that, contrary to the infinite periodic case, the finite length of the device significantly affects surface emission and mode selection properties of the laser device.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012

Yong Liang, Chao Peng, Kyosuke Sakai, Seita Iwahashi, and Susumu Noda, "Three-dimensional coupled-wave analysis for square-lattice photonic crystal surface emitting lasers with transverse-electric polarization: finite-size effects," Opt. Express 20, 15945-15961 (2012)

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