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Slow-light enhancement of spontaneous emission in active photonic crystal waveguides
Author(s): Sara Ek; Yaohui Chen; Elizaveta Semenova; Per Lunnemann Hansen; Kresten Yvind; Jesper Mørk
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystal defect waveguides with embedded active layers containing single or multiple quantum wells or quantum dots have been fabricated. Spontaneous emission spectra are enhanced close to the bandedge, consistently with the enhancement of gain by slow light effects. These are promising results for future compact devices for terabit/s communication, such as miniaturised semiconductor optical amplifiers and mode-locked lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8273, Advances in Slow and Fast Light V, 82731A (8 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914748
Show Author Affiliations
Sara Ek, DTU-Fotonik (Denmark)
Yaohui Chen, DTU-Fotonik (Denmark)
Elizaveta Semenova, DTU-Fotonik (Denmark)
Per Lunnemann Hansen, DTU-Fotonik (Denmark)
Kresten Yvind, DTU-Fotonik (Denmark)
Jesper Mørk, DTU-Fotonik (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8273:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light V
Selim M. Shahriar; Frank A. Narducci, Editor(s)

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