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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8844–8855

Lateral cavity photonic crystal surface emitting laser based on commercial epitaxial wafer

Yufei Wang, Hongwei Qu, Wenjun Zhou, Aiyi Qi, Jianxin Zhang, Lei Liu, and Wanhua Zheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8844-8855 (2013)

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A lateral cavity photonic crystal surface emitting laser (LC-PCSEL) with airholes of cone-like shape etched near to the active layer is fabricated. It employs only a simple commercial epitaxial wafer without DBR and needs no wafer bonding technique. Surface emitting lasing action at 1575 nm with power of 1.8 mW is observed at room temperature, providing potential values for mass production of electrically driven PCSELs with low cost. Additionally, Fano resonance is utilized to analyze aperture equivalence of PC, and energy distribution in simplified laser structure is simulated to show oscillation and transmission characteristics of laser.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2013
Published: April 3, 2013

Yufei Wang, Hongwei Qu, Wenjun Zhou, Aiyi Qi, Jianxin Zhang, Lei Liu, and Wanhua Zheng, "Lateral cavity photonic crystal surface emitting laser based on commercial epitaxial wafer," Opt. Express 21, 8844-8855 (2013)

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