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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 18 — Sep. 6, 2004
  • pp: 4269–4274

Design and analysis of anti-resonant reflecting photonic crystal VCSEL lasers

Hairong Liu, Min Yan, Ping Shum, H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, and Deming Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 18, pp. 4269-4274 (2004)

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Anti-resonant reflecting photonic crystal structure is employed in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) to achieve photon confinement in lateral direction. Such a design is promising in supporting large-aperture single-mode emission. In the configuration, hexagonal arrays of high-index cylinders which run vertically in the cladding region are introduced in the VCSEL’s top DBR (p-DBR) mirror region. The transverse modal property of the proposed structure, especially leakage loss, has been theoretically investigated. An optimum design for the minimum radiation loss while maintaining single-mode operation has been discussed in this paper.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2004
Published: September 6, 2004

Hairong Liu, Min Yan, Ping Shum, H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, and Deming Liu, "Design and analysis of anti-resonant reflecting photonic crystal VCSEL lasers," Opt. Express 12, 4269-4274 (2004)

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