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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9645–9651

Nonlinear dispersive three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain analysis for photonic-crystal lasers

Min-Kyo Seo, G. Hugh. Song, In-Kag Hwang, and Yong-Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9645-9651 (2005)

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The three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain method that can handle dispersive and dynamic nonlinear-gain media is proposed and realized. The effect of carrier diffusion is included through the laser rate equations. Through this three-dimensional nonlinear gain FDTD method, rich laser-dynamics behaviors, such as the lasing threshold, the relaxation oscillation, and the spatial hole burning, are directly observed from a hexapole mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

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Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Min-Kyo Seo, G. Song, In-Kag Hwang, and Yong-Hee Lee, "Nonlinear dispersive three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain analysis for photonic-crystal lasers," Opt. Express 13, 9645-9651 (2005)

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