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Lateral mode control of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers using two-dimensional photonic crystal structure
Author(s): Noriyuki Yokouchi; Aaron James Danner; Kent D. Choquette
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Paper Abstract

The 2-dimensional photonic crystal (2-D PhC) structure has been investigated as a method of lateral mode control of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). The 2-D PhC structures were designed using an equivalent index model developed for photonic crystal fibers combined with a plane wave expansion method. The etching depth dependence of the PhC effect was incorporated for the first time to design practical devices. 2-D PhC confied VCSELs with a 7-point defect structure are demonstrated to operate in single PhC confined mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4994, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479514
Show Author Affiliations
Noriyuki Yokouchi, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Aaron James Danner, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Kent D. Choquette, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4994:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VII
Chun Lei; Sean P. Kilcoyne, Editor(s)

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