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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9475–9491

Analysis of two-dimensional photonic crystal with anisotropic gain

Shinichi Takigawa and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9475-9491 (2011)

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Photonic modes in a two-dimensional square-lattice photonic crystal (PC) with anisotropic gain are analyzed for the first time. A plane-wave expansion method is improved to include the gain, which depends on not only the position but also the propagation direction of each plane wave. The anisotropic gain varies the photonic band structure, the near-field distributions, and the gain dispersion curves through variation in PC symmetry. Low-threshold operation of a PC laser with anisotropic-gain material such as nonpolar InGaN requires that the direction of higher gain in the material aligns along the ΓX direction of the PC.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Shinichi Takigawa and Susumu Noda, "Analysis of two-dimensional photonic crystal with anisotropic gain," Opt. Express 19, 9475-9491 (2011)

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