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Self-Optimization of Optical Confinement in an Ultraviolet Photonic Crystal Slab Laser
Physical Review Letters
  • Alexey Yamilov, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • X. Wu
  • X. Liu
  • Hui Cao
  • Robert P. H. Chang
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.

Department(s)
Physics
Sponsor(s)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
Keywords and Phrases
  • Laser Modes,
  • Photonic Crystals,
  • Solid Lasers,
  • Ultraviolet Sources
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2006 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Disciplines
Citation Information
Alexey 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/