Self-Optimization of Optical Confinement in an Ultraviolet Photonic Crystal Slab LaserPhysical Review Letters
AbstractWe 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.
Sponsor(s)National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
Keywords and Phrases
- Laser Modes,
- Photonic Crystals,
- Solid Lasers,
- Ultraviolet Sources
Document TypeArticle - Journal
Document VersionFinal Version
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Citation InformationAlexey Yamilov, X. Wu, X. Liu, Hui Cao, et al.. "Self-Optimization of Optical Confinement in an Ultraviolet Photonic Crystal Slab Laser" Physical Review Letters (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexey-yamilov/29/