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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 1–6

Over 1 hour continuous-wave operation of photonic crystal lasers

Sunghwan Kim, Jeongkug Lee, and Heonsu Jeon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 1-6 (2011)

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We report on the long lifetime (>1 hour) of photonic crystal (PC) lasers under continuous-wave (CW) operation. For stable CW operation, we van-der-Waals-bonded our PC lasers to a novel submount structure consisting of MgF2-diamond bilayers on silicon substrate, which simultaneously ensures vertical mode confinement and efficient heat spread/dissipation. The combination of a Γ-point band-edge mode and butt-end fiber coupling yielded high CW fiber-coupled output power (~200 μW). The results demonstrate that the CW lifetime of PC lasers can be extended to the level for practical applications.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2010
Published: December 20, 2010

Sunghwan Kim, Jeongkug Lee, and Heonsu Jeon, "Over 1 hour continuous-wave operation of photonic crystal lasers," Opt. Express 19, 1-6 (2011)

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