Photonic crystal laser with mode selective mirrors

Stephen Arthur Moore, Liam O'Faolain, T. P. White, T. F. Krauss

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The mini-stopband (MSB) of a W3 line-defect photonic crystal waveguide is used as a mirror for a GaAs based quantum-dot laser. Single mode, continuous-wave lasing is demonstrated for broad area lasers up to a current of 125 mA (2.7 x laser threshold), which demonstrates the high degree of mode selectivity of the MSB mirror. FDTD calculations indicate that optimisation of the mirror interface could lead to a further fourfold increase in reflectivity resulting in significantly reduced thresholds. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1370
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2008




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