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Photonic-crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Author(s): Dominic F. Siriani; Paul O. Leisher; Kent D. Choquette
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Paper Abstract

We review the analysis of loss and optical confinement in etched photonic crystal (PhC) vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The lossy PhC structure is modeled using a waveguide approach employing the scalar Helmholtz equation with complex refractive indices. Theoretical results are developed, analyzed, and compared to experimental measurements of spectral mode splitting, modal loss, and slope efficiency of fabricated VCSELs. This model is shown to design accurately single-mode photonic crystal VCSELs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6997, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics III, 69970W (8 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783596
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Dominic F. Siriani, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Paul O. Leisher, nLight Photonics Corp. (United States)
Kent D. Choquette, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6997:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics III
Krassimir P. Panajotov; Marc Sciamanna; Angel A. Valle; Rainer Michalzik, Editor(s)

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