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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1301–1306

Optimal radii of photonic crystal holes within DBR mirrors in long wavelength VCSEL

Tomasz Czyszanowski, Maciej Dems, Hugo Thienpont, and Krassimir Panajotov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1301-1306 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001301


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Abstract

The modal characteristics of a Photonic-Crystal Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting diode Laser (PC-VCSEL) have been investigated. Photonic crystal structure, realized by a regular net of air holes within the layers, has been etched in the upper DBR mirror. An advanced three-dimensional, vectorial electromagnetic model has been applied to a phosphide – based device design featuring InGaAlAs active region, AlGaAs/GaAs mirrors and a tunnel junction to confine the current flow. For the structure under consideration a single mode operation has been found for the hole diameter over photonic crystal lattice constant ratio between 0.1–0.3.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Citation
Tomasz Czyszanowski, Maciej Dems, Hugo Thienpont, and Krassimir Panajotov, "Optimal radii of photonic crystal holes within DBR mirrors in long wavelength VCSEL," Opt. Express 15, 1301-1306 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-3-1301


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