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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4922–4928

Photonic crystal heterostructures implemented with vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

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

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4922-4928 (2004)

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For nearly 20 years, progress in the field of photonic crystals has greatly benefited from analogies to semiconductor physics and devices. Here we implement the concept of photonic crystal heterojunction and heterostructures, analogues to the concept of the semiconductor heterostructure, and demonstrate devices based on this concept operating in the optical range of frequency spectrum. In particular, we examine the effect of confinement of the photonic envelope wavefunction in a two-dimensional photonic heterostructure quantum well implemented with quasi-periodic array of vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) as a model system.

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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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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

Gilles Guerrero, Dmitri Boiko, and Eli Kapon, "Photonic crystal heterostructures implemented with vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Express 12, 4922-4928 (2004)

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