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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3734–3736

Bragg reflection waveguide diode lasers

Bhavin J. Bijlani and Amr S. Helmy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 23, pp. 3734-3736 (2009)

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What we believe to be the first demonstration of an edge-emitting Bragg reflection waveguide laser is reported. The laser utilized InGaAs quantum wells emitting at 980 nm, with Al x Ga 1 x As core and claddings. The lasing mode is centered in a low-index core with a width of 700 nm, hence providing a large mode volume with strong discrimination against any modes other than the fundamental photonic bandgap mode. Single-transverse mode operation is observed with thresholds as low as 157   A / cm 2 . The propagation losses of the mode were measured for the first time and found to be 11.4 cm 1 .

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2009
Published: November 30, 2009

Bhavin J. Bijlani and Amr S. Helmy, "Bragg reflection waveguide diode lasers," Opt. Lett. 34, 3734-3736 (2009)

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