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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2641–2643

Low-threshold two-dimensional annular Bragg lasers

Jacob Scheuer, William M. J. Green, Guy DeRose, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 22, pp. 2641-2643 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002641


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Abstract

Lasing at telecommunication wavelengths from annular resonators employing radial Bragg reflectors is demonstrated at room temperature under pulsed optical pumping. Submilliwatt pump threshold levels are observed for resonators with 0.5–1.5-wavelength-wide defects of radii 7–8=m. The quality factors of the resonator modal fields are estimated to be of the order of a few thousand. The electromagnetic field is shown to be guided by the defect. Good agreement is found between the measured and the calculated spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

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Jacob Scheuer, William M. J. Green, Guy DeRose, and Amnon Yariv, "Low-threshold two-dimensional annular Bragg lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 2641-2643 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-22-2641


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