Self-optimization of optical confinement in an ultraviolet photonic crystal slab laser

A. Yamilov*, X. Wu, X. Liu, R. P.H. Chang, H. Cao

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Abstract

We studied numerically and experimentally the effects of structural disorder on the performance of ultraviolet photonic crystal slab lasers. Optical gain selectively amplifies the high-quality modes of the passive system. For these modes, the in-plane and out-of-plane leakage rates may be automatically balanced in the presence of disorder. The spontaneous optimization of in-plane and out-of-plane confinement of light in a photonic crystal slab may lead to a reduction of the lasing threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number083905
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume96
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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