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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Surface emitting microlaser based on 2D photonic crystal rod lattices

Lydie Ferrier, Ounsi El Daif, Xavier Letartre, Pedro Rojo Romeo, Christian Seassal, Radoslaw Mazurczyk, and Pierre Viktorovitch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9780-9788 (2009)

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2D photonic crystal (2D PC) structures consisting in a square lattice of Indium Phosphide (InP) microrods bonded on a Silicon/Silica Bragg mirror are experimentally investigated. We focus on slow Bloch modes above the light line, especially at the Γ-point where a vertical emission can be obtained. Stimulated emission around 1.5µm is demonstrated in such structures, at room temperature, for the first time. In addition the achieved threshold power lies within the range reported for surface emitting devices based on conventional lattices of holes. It is shown that the laser mode is laterally confined by a carrier induced refractive index change, under pulsed excitation. It is also demonstrated that this type of 2D PC is well suited for sensors integrated in microfluidic sytems.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.7270) Optoelectronics : Vertical emitting lasers
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: May 27, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Lydie Ferrier, Ounsi El Daif, Xavier Letartre, Pedro Rojo Romeo, Christian Seassal, Radoslaw Mazurczyk, and Pierre Viktorovitch, "Surface emitting microlaser based on 2D photonic crystal rod lattices," Opt. Express 17, 9780-9788 (2009)

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