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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Jun. 14, 2004
  • pp: 2597–2602

Polarization Bloch waves in photonic crystals based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays

Dmitri L. Boiko, Gilles Guerrero, and Eli Kapon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2597-2602 (2004)

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The vectorial model of two-dimensional photonic crystals based on coherently coupled arrays of Vertical Cavity Surface - Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) is proposed in non-Hermitian Hamiltonian eigenproblem formulation. The polarization modes of square-symmetry photonic lattices are investigated theoretically. Rich mode structure with complimentary patterns of intensity for orthogonal polarizations of electromagnetic Bloch wave is predicted. The predicted near-field patterns of the polarization modes are confirmed in measurements of InGaAs/AlGaAs VCSEL arrays emitting at 965nm wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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Original Manuscript: March 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2004
Published: June 14, 2004

Dmitri Boiko, Gilles Guerrero, and Eli Kapon, "Polarization Bloch waves in photonic crystals based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays," Opt. Express 12, 2597-2602 (2004)

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