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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 167–176

Enhanced light amplification due to group-velocity anomaly peculiar to two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals

Kazuaki Sakoda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 167-176 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.4.000167


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Abstract

An analytical expression was derived for light amplification by stimulated emission in arbitrary photonic crystals, which showed an enhancement due to small group velocity. This enhancement was evaluated quantitatively for a two-dimensional crystal with a finite thickness, and an extremely large enhancement due to group-velocity anomaly peculiar to two- and three-dimensional crystals was found even for quite a thin crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 26, 1999
Published: March 1, 1999

Citation
Kazuaki Sakoda, "Enhanced light amplification due to group-velocity anomaly peculiar to two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 4, 167-176 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-4-5-167


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