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Higher-order defect-mode laser in an optically thick photonic crystal slab

Kim, Se-Heon and Huang, Jingqing and Scherer, Axel (2013) Higher-order defect-mode laser in an optically thick photonic crystal slab. Optics Letters, 38 (2). pp. 94-96. ISSN 0146-9592. doi:10.1364/OL.38.000094.

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The use of an optically thick slab may provide versatile solutions for the realization of a current injection-type laser using photonic crystals. Here, we show that a transversely higher-order defect mode can be designed to be confined by a photonic bandgap in such a thick slab. Using simulations, we show that a high Q of >10^5 is possible from a finely tuned second-order hexapole mode (2h). Experimentally, we achieve optically pumped pulsed lasing at 1347 nm from the 2h with a peak threshold pump power of 88 μW.

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Additional Information:© 2013 Optical Society of America. Received October 26, 2012; revised November 29, 2012; accepted December 3, 2012; posted December 6, 2012 (Doc. ID 178784); published January 7, 2013. This work was supported by DARPA under NACHOS (W911NF-07-1-0277) and by the National Science Foundation under NSF CIAN ERC (EEC-0812072).
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) NACHOS ProgramW911NF-07-1-0277
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