Low threshold edge emitting polymer distributed feedback laser based on a square lattice

A E Vasdekis, G A Turnbull, I D W Samuel, P Andrew, W L Barnes

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Abstract

We report the demonstration of a low-threshold, edge-emitting polymer distributed feedback laser based on a square lattice. The lattice constant was 268 nm, which corresponds to a lattice line spacing in the &UGamma; M symmetry direction of the Brillouin zone of 189 nm. The latter was employed to provide feedback at 630 nm via a first order diffraction process. The device operated on two longitudinal modes, which were situated on the band-edge near the M symmetry point. The two modes had thresholds of 0.66 nJ and 1.2 nJ-significantly lower than comparable surface-emitting DFB lasers. Angle dependent photoluminescence experiments were performed to investigate the effect of the square lattice on the laser operation and the origin of the low threshold. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161102
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume86
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • PHOTONIC CRYSTALS
  • RADIATION LOSSES

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