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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6947–6955

Single-mode in-gap emission of medium-width photonic crystal waveguides on InP substrate

X. Checoury, P. Crozat, J-M. Lourtioz, C. Cuisin, E. Derouin, O. Drisse, F. Poigt, L. Legouezigou, O. Legouezigou, P. Pommereau, G-H. Duan, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, S. Bonnefont, D. Mulin, F. Lozes-Dupuy, and A. Talneau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6947-6955 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006947


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Abstract

In this paper, we present a numerical and experimental study of W3-4 photonic crystal (PhC) waveguide lasers fabricated on InP substrate. In such a PhC waveguide, the dispersion curve of the fundamental mode folds in the two-dimensional gap of the triangular lattice. Folding occurs at the Brillouin zone edge as in the case of genuine distributed feedback (DFB) lasers. Single-mode emission is presently observed in both electrical and optical pumping configurations. This behavior is attributed to the different levels of out-of-plane losses experienced by the two DFB mode components. Three-dimensional finite-difference-time-domain calculations are used to finely quantify the quality factors of the waveguide modes. The modal discrimination is shown to be reinforced when lasing occurs far from the conduction band edge. This trend is also predicted for other canonical waveguides in triangular PhCs as for instance W2-3 waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Citation
X. Checoury, P. Crozat, J-M. Lourtioz, C. Cuisin, E. Derouin, O. Drisse, F. Poigt, L. Legouezigou, O. Legouezigou, P. Pommereau, G-H. Duan, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, S. Bonnefont, D. Mulin, F. Lozes-Dupuy, and A. Talneau, "Single-mode in-gap emission of medium-width photonic crystal waveguides on InP substrate," Opt. Express 13, 6947-6955 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-18-6947


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