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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 829–831

Photonic crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with true photonic bandgap

Krassimir Panajotov and Maciej Dems  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 829-831 (2010)

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By calculating the band diagrams for the distributed Bragg mirrors of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with triangular two-dimensional lattice of etched holes we show that true photonic bandgap (PBG) confinement is possible for TE-like polarized light. We confirm this true PBG confinement for a low-index line defect as well as for a low-index cavity mode. Such PBG-VCSELs are compatible with the VCSEL technology and do not require a complicated assembly of three-dimensional photonic crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2010
Published: March 11, 2010

Krassimir Panajotov and Maciej Dems, "Photonic crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with true photonic bandgap," Opt. Lett. 35, 829-831 (2010)

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