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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004140


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-21-4140


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