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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 3981–3990

Two-dimensional coupled wave theory for square-lattice photonic-crystal lasers with TM-polarization

Kyosuke Sakai, Eiji Miyai, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 3981-3990 (2007)

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We present a useful framework based on the coupled-wave theory, through which we can survey the resonant modes of TM polarization in 2D photonic-crystal lasers and understand their properties in detail. Through numerical calculations, we clarify their threshold gains, deviations from the Bragg frequency and field distributions. We find that the lasing mode can be selected by manipulating the hole-filling factor or the boundary reflection.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Kyosuke Sakai, Eiji Miyai, and Susumu Noda, "Two-dimensional coupled wave theory for square-lattice photonic-crystal lasers with TM-polarization," Opt. Express 15, 3981-3990 (2007)

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