OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4140–4142

Lateral cavity photonic crystal surface-emitting laser with ultralow threshold

Wanhua Zheng, Wenjun Zhou, Yufei Wang, Anjin Liu, Wei Chen, Hailing Wang, Feiya Fu, and Aiyi Qi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4140-4142 (2011)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (380 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A lateral cavity photonic crystal (PhC) surface-emitting laser is realized on a commercial epitaxial waveguide wafer without a distributed Bragg reflector first. Energy is coupled from the lateral resonance to surface-emitting light through the Γ band edge of the PhC with a square lattice. Electrically driven 1553.8 nm surface-emitting lasing action is observed at room temperature. The threshold current density of 667 A / cm 2 is ultralow for the surface-emitting laser.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2011
Published: October 19, 2011

Wanhua Zheng, Wenjun Zhou, Yufei Wang, Anjin Liu, Wei Chen, Hailing Wang, Feiya Fu, and Aiyi Qi, "Lateral cavity photonic crystal surface-emitting laser with ultralow threshold," Opt. Lett. 36, 4140-4142 (2011)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Imada, A. Chutinan, S. Noda, and M. Mochizuki, Phys. Rev. B 65, 195306 (2002). [CrossRef]
  2. A. J. Liu, M. X. Xing, H. W. Qu, W. Chen, W. J. Zhou, and W. H. Zheng, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 191105 (2009). [CrossRef]
  3. H. Soda, K. Iga, C. Kitahara, and Y. Suematsu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 18, 2329 (1979). [CrossRef]
  4. M. C. Y. Huang, Y. Zhou, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, Nat. Photon. 1, 119 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Boutami, B. Benbakir, X. Letartre, J. L. Leclercq, P. Regreny, and P. Viktorovitch, Opt. Express 15, 12443(2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. John, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. M. Imada, S. Noda, A. Chutinan, T. Tokuda, M. Murata, and G. Sasaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 316 (1999). [CrossRef]
  9. M. Yokoyama and S. Noda, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 386 (2004).
  10. Z. I. Alferov, Semiconductors 32, 1 (1998). [CrossRef]
  11. S. Noda, M. Yokoyama, M. Imada, A. Chutinan, and M. Mochizuki, Science 293, 1123 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. W. J. Zhou, W. Chen, A. J. Liu, M. X. Xing, G. Ren, Y. J. Zhang, L. H. Chen, and W. H. Zheng, J. Opt. A 10, 095203 (2008). [CrossRef]
  13. D. Englund, H. Altug, and J. Vučković, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 071124 (2007). [CrossRef]
  14. W. J. Zhou, B. Jiang, W. Chen, A. J. Liu, Y. F. Wang, C. L. Ma, M. X. Xing, and W. H. Zheng, J. Opt. 13, 015104 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited