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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 488–490

Photonic crystal nanocavity laser in an optically very thick slab

Se-Heon Kim, Jingqing Huang, and Axel Scherer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 488-490 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000488


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Abstract

A photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavity formed in an optically very thick slab can support reasonably high-Q modes for lasing. Experimentally, we demonstrate room-temperature pulsed lasing operation from the PhC dipole mode emitting at 1324 nm, which is fabricated in an InGaAsP slab with thickness (T) of 606 nm. Numerical simulation reveals that when T800nm, over 90% of the laser output power couples to the PhC slab modes, suggesting a new route toward an efficient in-plane laser for photonic integrated circuits.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2011
Published: February 6, 2012

Citation
Se-Heon Kim, Jingqing Huang, and Axel Scherer, "Photonic crystal nanocavity laser in an optically very thick slab," Opt. Lett. 37, 488-490 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-488


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