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Quantum Cascade Surface-Emitting Photonic Crystal Laser

Colombelli, Raffaele and Srinivasan, Kartik and Troccoli, Mariano and Painter, Oskar and Gmachl, Claire F. and Tennant, Donald M. and Sergent, A. Michael and Sivco, Deborah L. and Cho, Alfred Y. and Capasso, Federico (2003) Quantum Cascade Surface-Emitting Photonic Crystal Laser. Science, 302 (5649). pp. 1374-1377. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1090561.

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We combine photonic and electronic band structure engineering to create a surface-emitting quantum cascade microcavity laser. A high-index contrast two-dimensional photonic crystal is used to form a micro-resonator that simultaneously provides feedback for laser action and diffracts light vertically from the surface of the semiconductor surface. A top metallic contact allows electrical current injection and provides vertical optical confinement through a bound surface plasmon wave. The miniaturization and tailorable emission properties of this design are potentially important for sensing applications, while electrical pumping can allow new studies of photonic crystal and surface plasmon structures in nonlinear and near-field optics.

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Additional Information:© 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 18 August 2003; accepted 14 October 2003. Published online 30 October 2003; 10.1126/science.1090561. Include this information when citing this paper. This work was partly supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA/ARO) under contract number DAAD19-00-C-0096. We acknowledge useful discussions and help from K. Steeples, M.L. Peabody, A. Straub, K. Baldwin, A. Erbe, and R. Paiella. We thank R. Martini for lending the micro-bolometer camera. K.S. thanks the Hertz Foundation for financial support.
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Army Research Office (ARO)DAAD19-00-C-0096
Fannie and John Hertz FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Quantum Cascade Surface-Emitting Photonic Crystal Laser Raffaele Colombelli, Kartik Srinivasan, Mariano Troccoli, Oskar Painter, Claire F. Gmachl, Donald M. Tennant, A. Michael Sergent, Deborah L. Sivco, Alfred Y. Cho, and Federico Capasso Science 21 November 2003: 302 (5649), 1374-1377.Published online 30 October 2003 [DOI:10.1126/science.1090561]
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