Surface-emitting laser designs based on one- and two-dimensional photonic crystals

A. Dodabalapur*, A. Mekis, R. E. Slusher, M. Meier, J. Rogers, D. M. Tennant, A. Timko, O. Nalamasu, J. Joannopoulos

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Abstract

A class of laser designs based on one- (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals is proposed which results in surface emitting lasers with a fabrication process similar to that used in edge-emitting distributed feedback lasers. The basic principle is based on a recent discovery that the output coupling characteristics of 2D gratings are significantly different from 1D gratings. In 2D photonic crystals, phase-matching conditions result in the coupling of light to one or a discrete number of directions instead of a cylindrical wave. The lasers are experimentally realized with organic semiconductors and involve photo-excitation of patterned combinations of organic semiconductor and dielectrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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