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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4136–4143

Square-lattice photonic-crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Keum-Hee Lee, Jong-Hwa Baek, In-Kag Hwang, Yong-Hee Lee, Gyu-Han Lee, Jung-Hoon Ser, Hee-Dae Kim, and Hyun-Eoi Shin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4136-4143 (2004)

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The single mode square lattice photonic-crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (PC-VCSELs) are proposed and demonstrated. Square-lattice photonic-crystal patterns of various lattice constants are introduced on top mirrors of VCSELs having two different current apertures. The maximum single mode output power of about 1 mW is obtained from the device with lattice constant of 5.0 µm and current aperture of 16 µm. The PC-VCSEL operates in a single transverse mode in an entire operating current range with a side-mode suppression ratio of over 20 dB. The asymmetric introduction of smaller air holes improves the polarization selectivity.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Keum-Hee Lee, Jong-Hwa Baek, In-Kag Hwang, Yong-Hee Lee, Gyu-Han Lee, Jung-Hoon Ser, Hee-Dae Kim, and Hyun-Eoi Shin, "Square-lattice photonic-crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Express 12, 4136-4143 (2004)

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