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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21773–21783

Effects of non-lasing band in two-dimensional photonic-crystal lasers clarified using omnidirectional band structure

Yoshitaka Kurosaka, Kazuyoshi Hirose, Akiyoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Sugiyama, Yong Liang, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21773-21783 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021773


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Abstract

We investigated the effects of non-lasing bands on the beam patterns in photonic-crystal lasers by evaluating the omnidirectional band structure both experimentally and theoretically. We found that a new, weak dual-streak pattern is occasionally generated around the main lobe of the output beam because of scattering of the lasing beam in the non-lasing bands despite a wavenumber mismatch. This result indicates that we can design the high-quality devices without such a noise pattern. In addition, this evaluation method is expected to be useful for developing various high-functionality PC lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(250.7270) Optoelectronics : Vertical emitting lasers
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2012
Published: September 7, 2012

Citation
Yoshitaka Kurosaka, Kazuyoshi Hirose, Akiyoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Sugiyama, Yong Liang, and Susumu Noda, "Effects of non-lasing band in two-dimensional photonic-crystal lasers clarified using omnidirectional band structure," Opt. Express 20, 21773-21783 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-21773


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