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Time-domain simulation of CMOS compatible micro-disk lasers
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We present a numerical framework for the simulation of lasers in the time domain. The algorithm is based on the finite-difference time-domain method, which has been extended to include material gain by using auxiliary differential equations for a frequency dependent conductivity. The algorithm is applied to the simulation of micro-disk lasers based on an erbium doped SiO2 material system in order to obtain a CMOS compatible fabrication process. Lasing behavior and lasing threshold is studied in two and three dimensions for single and multi-disk systems.

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Date Published: 26 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 679636 (26 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779057
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Wolfram H. P. Pernice, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Frank P. Payne, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Dominic F. G. Gallagher, Photon Design (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6796:
Photonics North 2007
John Armitage, Editor(s)

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