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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2013
  • pp: 94–96

Higher-order defect-mode laser in an optically thick photonic crystal slab

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 94-96 (2013)

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The use of an optically thick slab may provide versatile solutions for the realization of a current injection-type laser using photonic crystals. Here, we show that a transversely higher-order defect mode can be designed to be confined by a photonic bandgap in such a thick slab. Using simulations, we show that a high Q of > 10 5 is possible from a finely tuned second-order hexapole mode (2h). Experimentally, we achieve optically pumped pulsed lasing at 1347 nm from the 2h with a peak threshold pump power of 88 μW.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Se-Heon Kim, Jingqing Huang, and Axel Scherer, "Higher-order defect-mode laser in an optically thick photonic crystal slab," Opt. Lett. 38, 94-96 (2013)

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