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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 1999
  • pp: 481–489

Low-threshold laser oscillation due to group-velocity anomaly peculiar to two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals

Kazuaki Sakoda, Kazuo Ohtaka, and Tsuyoshi Ueta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 481-489 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.4.000481


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Abstract

An analytical expression of the lasing threshold for arbitrary photonic crystals was derived, which showed their reduction due to small group velocities of electromagnetic eigenmodes. The lasing threshold was also evaluated numerically for a two-dimensional photonic crystal by examining the divergence of its transmission and reflection coefficients numerically. A large reduction of lasing threshold caused by a group-velocity anomaly that is peculiar to two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals was found.

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OCIS Codes
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

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History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 1999
Published: June 7, 1999

Citation
Kazuaki Sakoda, Kazuo Ohtaka, and Tsuyoshi Ueta, "Low-threshold laser oscillation due to group-velocity anomaly peculiar to two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 4, 481-489 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-4-12-481


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