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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 18038–18043

Mode delocalization in 1D photonic crystal lasers

Yeheng Wu, Kenneth D. Singer, Rolfe G. Petschek, Hyunmin Song, Eric Baer, and Anne Hiltner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 18038-18043 (2009)

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We have investigated the formation of in-bandgap delocalized modes due to random lattice disorder as determined from the longitudinal mode spacing in a distributed Bragg laser. We were able to measure the penetration depth, and from transfer matrix simulations, determine how the localization length is altered for disordered lattices. Transfer matrix simulations and studies of the ensemble average were able to connect the gap delocalized modes to localized modes outside of the gap as expected from consideration of Anderson localization, as well as identify the controlling parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2009
Published: September 23, 2009

Yeheng Wu, Kenneth D. Singer, Rolfe G. Petschek, Hyunmin Song, Eric Baer, and Anne Hiltner, "Mode delocalization in 1D photonic crystal lasers," Opt. Express 17, 18038-18043 (2009)

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