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Gain-scattering-matrix method for photonic crystal laser simulations
Author(s): Xinhua Hu; Jiangrong Cao; Ming Li; Zhuo Ye; Mamoru Miyawaki; Kai-Ming Ho
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Paper Abstract

We derive a light-intensity-dependent dielectric constant for gain medium based on the conventional rate equation model. A scattering-matrix method in conjunction with an efficient iteration procedure is proposed to simulate photonic crystal lasers (PCLs). The light output vs pumping (L-I) curve, lasing mode profile, and chirping effect of lasing wavelength can be calculated. We check our method in a 1D DBR laser and the L-I curve agrees well with results by the rate equation model. Our method can be extended to 3D systems. More complex 2D and 3D PCLs will be simulated in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6640, Active Photonic Crystals, 66400I (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740982
Show Author Affiliations
Xinhua Hu, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Jiangrong Cao, Canon Development Americas, Inc. (United States)
Ming Li, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Zhuo Ye, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Mamoru Miyawaki, Canon Development Americas, Inc. (United States)
Kai-Ming Ho, Iowa State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6640:
Active Photonic Crystals
Sharon M. Weiss; Ganapathi S. Subramania; Florencio Garcia-Santamaria, Editor(s)

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