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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18116–18121

Metallically confined microdisks with in-plane multiple guided emissions

Kai-Jun Che, Yong-Zhen Huang, Lu-Jian Chen, Zhi-Ping Cai, and Hui-Ying Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18116-18121 (2011)

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We theoretically present in-plane multiple guided emissions of metallically confined microdisk lasers which can be applied to drive multiple elements in compact photonic integration at the same time. Two to four-port microdisks with transverse magnetic and electric polarizations are investigated based on finite difference time domain simulation and padé approximation. Modes filtering of coupling ports are verified by the calculated mode quality factors (Q) which are decided by the matching of coupling ports with the energy density distribution of corresponding modes. Single mode lasing operation of semiconductor microdisk with guided emissions is possibly realized by selectively pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2011
Published: August 31, 2011

Kai-Jun Che, Yong-Zhen Huang, Lu-Jian Chen, Zhi-Ping Cai, and Hui-Ying Xu, "Metallically confined microdisks with in-plane multiple guided emissions," Opt. Express 19, 18116-18121 (2011)

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