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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 10330–10339

DBR, Sub-wavelength grating, and Photonic crystal slab Fabry-Perot cavity design using phase analysis by FDTD

Jae Hwan (Eric) Kim, Lukas Chrostowski, Eric Bisaillon, and David V. Plant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 10330-10339 (2007)

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We demonstrate a Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) phase methodology to estimate resonant wavelengths in Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity structures. We validate the phase method in a conventional Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) structure using a transfer-matrix method, and compare results with a FDTD reflectance method. We extend this approach to a Sub-Wavelength Grating (SWG) and a Photonic Crystal (Phc) slab, either of which may replace one of the Distributed Bragg Reflectors (DBRs) in the VCSEL, and predict resonant conditions with varying lithographic parameters. Finally, we compare the resonant tunabilities of three different VCSEL structures, taking quality factors into account.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2007
Published: August 1, 2007

Jae Hwan (Eric) Kim, Lukas Chrostowski, Eric Bisaillon, and David V. Plant, "DBR, Sub-wavelength grating, and Photonic crystal slab Fabry-Perot cavity design using phase analysis by FDTD," Opt. Express 15, 10330-10339 (2007)

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