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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1562–1568

Room temperature continuous wave operation of a surface-emitting two-dimensional photonic crystal diode laser

Dai Ohnishi, Takayuki Okano, Masahiro Imada, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1562-1568 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001562


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Abstract

We achieved room temperature continuous wave operation of a surface-emitting two-dimensional photonic crystal diode laser by current injection. This is the first time ever that room temperature continuous wave operation of a photonic crystal diode laser has been realized. This laser features single mode oscillation over a large area, which is impossible for conventional lasers. In this work, we optimized the epitaxial layer composition for better carrier confinement and clarified the relationship between the diameter of the air holes in the photonic crystal and the threshold current of the laser in order to estimate the optimized threshold current.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(250.7270) Optoelectronics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystals and holey fibers

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Citation
Dai Ohnishi, Takayuki Okano, Masahiro Imada, and Susumu Noda, "Room temperature continuous wave operation of a surface-emitting two-dimensional photonic crystal diode laser," Opt. Express 12, 1562-1568 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-8-1562


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