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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 17392–17400

Light beam output from diamond-shaped total-internal reflection modes by using intracavity air gaps

Takehiro Fukushima, Susumu Shinohara, and Takahisa Harayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 17392-17400 (2007)

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We propose a novel method for extracting light beams from diamond-shaped total-internal reflection modes in two-dimensional microcavity laser diodes by the use of intracavity air gaps. By fabricating such a laser diode, we experimentally demonstrate that the direction and longitudinal mode spacing of the output beams are in good accordance with theoretical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Novel Concepts and Theory

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2007
Published: December 10, 2007

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Takehiro Fukushima, Susumu Shinohara, and Takahisa Harayama, "Light beam output from diamond-shaped total-internal reflection modes by using intracavity air gaps," Opt. Express 15, 17392-17400 (2007)

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