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Photonic Bandgap Defect Laser

Painter, O. and Lee, R. K. and Yariv, A. and Scherer, A. and O'Brien, J. D. and Kim, I. and Dapkus, P. D. (1999) Photonic Bandgap Defect Laser. In: 1999 IEEE LEOS annual meeting conference proceedings. IEEE , pp. 413-414. ISBN 0-7803-5634-9.

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In this work we form a microcavity laser using two-dimensional photonic crystals embedded in a half wavelength thick waveguide. Modes localized to a single defect in the photonic crystal can be theoretically shown to have mode volumes as small 2(λ/2n)^3 and near unity spontaneous emission coupling factors. The flexibility in design of the photonic crystal enables one to tailor the device for vertical emission or for coupling into an in-plane waveguide. These type of devices may be useful for high density, low threshold optical sources in compact optical systems. The added versatility in being able to etch the laser cavity may also help develop low threshold laser sources in material systems in which high index contrast epitaxial mirrors do not exist.

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Additional Information:© 1999 IEEE. Issue Date: 1999; Meeting Date: 08 Nov 1999 - 11 Nov 1999; Date of Current Version: 06 August 2002.
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Official Citation:Painter, O.; Lee, R.K.; Yariv, A.; Scherer, A.; O'Brien, J.D.; Kim, I.; Dapkus, P.D.; , "Photonic bandgap defect laser," LEOS '99. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 1999 12th Annual Meeting , vol.2, no., pp.413-414 vol.2, 1999 doi: 10.1109/LEOS.1999.811774
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