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Photonic crystal vertical-cavity lasers
Author(s): Aaron James Danner; Jason C. Lee; James J. Raftery; Kent D. Choquette
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystal confinement in vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is a robust and reliable technology for achieving operation in the fundamental lateral mode and is potentially applicable to a variety of materials systems and operating wavelengths. We demonstrate photonic crystal VCSELs operating in a single transverse mode with over 30 dB side mode suppression and over 1 mW of output power. These lasers have been subjected to a post-process technique to introduce the etched holes making up the photonic crystals that surround a centralized defect in which lasing occurs. We also show that coupling between adjacent defects in a photonic lattice is possible, further increasing the power available in the devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5364, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VIII, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.539149
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron James Danner, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Jason C. Lee, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
James J. Raftery, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Kent D. Choquette, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5364:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VIII
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette; Sean P. Kilcoyne, Editor(s)

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