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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17342–17347

Double-heterostructure photonic crystal lasers with lower thresholds and higher slope efficiencies obtained by quantum well intermixing

Ling Lu, Adam Mock, Mahmood Bagheri, Eui Hyun Hwang, John O’Brien, and P. Daniel Dapkus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17342-17347 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017342


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Abstract

In order to reduce the optical absorption loss, an array of double-heterostructure photonic crystal microcavity lasers was fabricated in which much of the photonic crystal mirror region was disordered by quantum well intermixing. In characterizing these devices, we obtained more than a factor of two increase in slope efficiencies and more than 20% reduction in threshold pump powers compared to devices that were not intermixed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2008
Published: October 14, 2008

Citation
Ling Lu, Adam Mock, Mahmood Bagheri, Eui Hyun Hwang, John O'Brien, and P. Daniel Dapkus, "Double-heterostructure photonic crystal lasers with lower thresholds and higher slope efficiencies obtained by quantum well intermixing," Opt. Express 16, 17342-17347 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17342


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