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Low power consumption electrically pumped photonic crystal membrane devices
Author(s): Bryan Ellis; Gary Shambat; Marie Mayer; Jan Petykiewicz; Tomas Sarmiento; James Harris; Eugene Haller; Jelena Vuckovic
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Paper Abstract

A fabrication procedure for electrically pumping photonic crystal membrane devices using a lateral p-i-n junction has been developed and is described in this work. The lateral junction is optimized to efficiently inject current into a photonic crystal nanocavity. We have demonstrated electrically pumped lasing by using the lateral junction to pump a quantum dot photonic crystal nanocavity laser. Continuous wave lasing is observed at temperatures up to 150K, and a threshold of 181nA at 50K is demonstrated - the lowest threshold ever demonstrated in an electrically pumped laser. We have demonstrated electrical pumping of photonic crystal nanobeam light emitting diodes, and observe linewidth narrowing at room temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8095, Active Photonic Materials IV, 809519 (12 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894479
Show Author Affiliations
Bryan Ellis, Soraa, Inc. (United States)
Gary Shambat, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Marie Mayer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Jan Petykiewicz, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Tomas Sarmiento, Stanford Univ. (United States)
James Harris, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Eugene Haller, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8095:
Active Photonic Materials IV
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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