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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1256–1258

Electrically pumped edge-emitting photonic crystal lasers with angled facets

Lin Zhu, Guy A. DeRose, Axel Scherer, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1256-1258 (2007)

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We demonstrate electrically pumped large-area edge-emitting In Ga As P In P two-dimensional photonic crystal lasers with angled facets at room temperature. The laser uses a weak index perturbation surface photonic crystal structure to control optical modes in the wafer plane. Measurements of the laser spectra show that the modal selection is due to satisfying the Bragg resonance conditions in both the longitudinal and the transverse directions. The lasing wavelength is tuned lithographically by changing photonic crystal lattice constants. We demonstrate a fine lasing wavelength tuning sensitivity (change of lasing wavelength over change of lattice constant) of 0.08 through the transverse lattice constant tuning.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Lin Zhu, Guy A. DeRose, Axel Scherer, and Amnon Yariv, "Electrically pumped edge-emitting photonic crystal lasers with angled facets," Opt. Lett. 32, 1256-1258 (2007)

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