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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 1365–1370

Photonic crystal laser with mode selective mirrors

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, T. P. White, and T. F. Krauss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 1365-1370 (2008)

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The mini-stopband (MSB) of a W3 line-defect photonic crystal waveguide is used as a mirror for a GaAs based quantum-dot laser. Single mode, continuous-wave lasing is demonstrated for broad area lasers up to a current of 125 mA (2.7×laser threshold), which demonstrates the high degree of mode selectivity of the MSB mirror. FDTD calculations indicate that optimisation of the mirror interface could lead to a further fourfold increase in reflectivity resulting in significantly reduced thresholds.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: January 17, 2008

S. A. Moore, L. O'Faolain, T. P. White, and T. F. Krauss, "Photonic crystal laser with mode selective mirrors," Opt. Express 16, 1365-1370 (2008)

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