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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2273–2275

Spatial modal control of two-dimensional photonic crystal Bragg lasers

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2273-2275 (2007)

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We investigate the modal losses and field distributions of different order transverse modes supported by the photonic crystal Bragg structure using a transfer matrix method. We find that only the fundamental transverse mode has a single-lobed near field and far field and there exists a trade-off between ensuring lasing in the fundamental transverse mode and reducing the threshold. Employing these design principles, we experimentally demonstrate a large-area, edge-emitting, and single-mode semiconductor photonic crystal Bragg laser with a single-lobed, diffraction-limited far field under continuous wave condition.

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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:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2007
Published: August 2, 2007

Lin Zhu, Xiankai Sun, Guy A. DeRose, Axel Scherer, and Amnon Yariv, "Spatial modal control of two-dimensional photonic crystal Bragg lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2273-2275 (2007)

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