120 μW peak output power from edge-emitting photonic crystal double-heterostructure nanocavity lasers

Ling Lu; Mock, Adam; Tian Yang; Min Hsiung Shih; Eui Hyun Hwang; Bagheri, Mahmood; Stapleton, Andrew; Farrell, Stephen; O'Brien, John; Dapkus, P. Daniel
March 2009
Applied Physics Letters;3/16/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p111101
Academic Journal
As an attempt to collect more in-plane emission power out of wavelength size two-dimensional photonic crystal defect lasers, edge-emitting photonic crystal double-heterostructure quantum well membrane lasers were fabricated by shortening the number of cladding periods on one side. 120 μW peak output power was collected from the facet of the single mode laser at room temperature. Laser efficiencies were analyzed and agree very well with three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain modeling.


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