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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1936–1938

Demonstration of enhanced side-mode suppression in metal-filled photonic crystal vertical cavity lasers

Benjamin G. Griffin, Amir Arbabi, Meng Peun Tan, Ansas M. Kasten, Kent D. Choquette, and Lynford L. Goddard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1936-1938 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001936


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Abstract

Previously reported simulations have suggested that depositing thin layers of metal over the surface of a single-mode, etched air hole photonic crystal (PhC) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) could potentially improve the laser’s side-mode suppression ratio by introducing additional losses to the higher-order modes. This work demonstrates the concept by presenting the results of a 30 nm thin film of Cr deposited on the surface of an implant-confined PhC VCSEL. Both experimental measurements and simulation results are in agreement showing that the single-mode operation is improved at the same injection current ratio relative to threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2013
Published: May 28, 2013

Citation
Benjamin G. Griffin, Amir Arbabi, Meng Peun Tan, Ansas M. Kasten, Kent D. Choquette, and Lynford L. Goddard, "Demonstration of enhanced side-mode suppression in metal-filled photonic crystal vertical cavity lasers," Opt. Lett. 38, 1936-1938 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-11-1936


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