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Continuous-wave operation of electrically pumped, single-mode, edge-emitting photonic crystal Bragg lasers

Zhu, Lin and Sun, Xiankai and DeRose, Guy A. and Scherer, Axel and Yariv, Amnon (2007) Continuous-wave operation of electrically pumped, single-mode, edge-emitting photonic crystal Bragg lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 90 (26). Art. No. 261116. ISSN 0003-6951. doi:10.1063/1.2752124.

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The authors demonstrate an electrically pumped, single-mode, large-area, edge-emitting InGaAsP/InP two dimensional photonic crystal Bragg laser operating in continuous-wave condition. The laser uses a weak index perturbed, polymer-planarized, surface photonic crystal structure to control the optical mode in the wafer plane. They find that the laser operates in single transverse and longitudinal modes. They compare the performance of the photonic crystal Bragg laser with a broad-area laser fabricated from the same wafer and the comparison shows that the performance penalty incurred by the photonic crystal is small.

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Additional Information:©2007 American Institute of Physics (Received 13 March 2007; accepted 3 June 2007; published online 28 June 2007) One of the authors (L.Z.) would like to thank O. Painter and R. Perahia for providing access to their plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition facility. P. Chak, J. Choi, J. Poon, and W. Liang are acknowledged for fruitful discussions. This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (H. Schlossberg) and by the DARPA (J. Mangano).
Subject Keywords:electron beam pumping; laser modes; photonic crystals; indium compounds; gallium arsenide; gallium compounds; III-V semiconductors; semiconductor lasers; optical polymers
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