Abstract

We analyzed one-dimensional photonic lattices that incorporate mirror-modulated vertical cavity surface-emitting laser arrays utilizing the Bloch formalism. First, infinitely long arrays are considered. The in-phase mode (with a main central lobe at the far field) and antiphase mode (with two main symmetrically-located lobes at the far-field) are examined. A comparison of the modal losses of the in-phase and the antiphase modes, resulted in the discovery of regimes in which the in-phase mode is dominant. Considering lattices of finite length, we compared the results of the Bloch model to the exact solutions. It is shown that the boundary conditions in these lattices select a specific mode from the continuous spectrum in the infinite case. Consequently, the lattice’s length affects the eigenmodes and the corresponding eigenvalues in a periodic manner.

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2000 (1)

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Mode switching in shear-strained and modulated photonic lattices of VCSEL by means of injection locking,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 816–818 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

T. Fishman, E. Kapon, H. Pier, A. Hardy, “Modal expansion analysis of strained photonic lattices based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3595–3597 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Formulations for calculating the eigenmodes of vertical cavity laser arrays,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1756–1762 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. Pier, E. Kapon, “Photon localization in lattices of coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with dimensionalities between one and two,” Opt. Lett. 22, 546–548 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

R. J. Ram, D. I. Babic, R. A. York, J. E. Bowers, “Spontaneous emission in microcavities with distributed mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 399–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992 (2)

R. F. Nabiev, A. I. Onishchenko, “Laterally coupled periodic semiconductor laser structures: Bloch function analysis,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2024–2032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (2)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Botez, T. Holcomb, “Bloch-function analysis of resonant arrays of antiguided diode lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 539–541 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibiting spontaneous emission in solid-state and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1961 (1)

A. G. Fox, T. Li, “Resonant modes in a maser interferometer,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 40, 453–488 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, N. K. Dutta, Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1986).

Babic, D. I.

R. J. Ram, D. I. Babic, R. A. York, J. E. Bowers, “Spontaneous emission in microcavities with distributed mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 399–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Birks, T. A.

P. St. J. Russell, T. A. Birks, F. D. Lloyd-Lucas, “Localization of light in disordered and periodic dielectrics,” in Confined Electrons and Photons, E. Burstein, C. Weisbuch, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1993).

Botez, D.

D. Botez, T. Holcomb, “Bloch-function analysis of resonant arrays of antiguided diode lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 539–541 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, J. E.

R. J. Ram, D. I. Babic, R. A. York, J. E. Bowers, “Spontaneous emission in microcavities with distributed mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 399–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dutta, N. K.

G. P. Agrawal, N. K. Dutta, Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1986).

Fishman, T.

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Mode switching in shear-strained and modulated photonic lattices of VCSEL by means of injection locking,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 816–818 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, E. Kapon, H. Pier, A. Hardy, “Modal expansion analysis of strained photonic lattices based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3595–3597 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Formulations for calculating the eigenmodes of vertical cavity laser arrays,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1756–1762 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, M. Orenstein, “Coupling mechanism of two dimensional reflectivity modulated vertical cavity laser arrays,” in Proceedings of the Thirteenth IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Takamatsu, Japan, 1992.

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, H. Pier, “Injection locking of shear-strain photonic lattices based on VCSEL arrays,” presented at Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1999.

Florez, L. T.

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Fox, A. G.

A. G. Fox, T. Li, “Resonant modes in a maser interferometer,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 40, 453–488 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Gmitter, T. J.

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, San Francisco, 1968).

Harbison, J. P.

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hardy, A.

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Mode switching in shear-strained and modulated photonic lattices of VCSEL by means of injection locking,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 816–818 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, E. Kapon, H. Pier, A. Hardy, “Modal expansion analysis of strained photonic lattices based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3595–3597 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Formulations for calculating the eigenmodes of vertical cavity laser arrays,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1756–1762 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, H. Pier, “Injection locking of shear-strain photonic lattices based on VCSEL arrays,” presented at Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1999.

Holcomb, T.

D. Botez, T. Holcomb, “Bloch-function analysis of resonant arrays of antiguided diode lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 539–541 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Kapon, E.

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Mode switching in shear-strained and modulated photonic lattices of VCSEL by means of injection locking,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 816–818 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, E. Kapon, H. Pier, A. Hardy, “Modal expansion analysis of strained photonic lattices based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3595–3597 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Pier, E. Kapon, “Photon localization in lattices of coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with dimensionalities between one and two,” Opt. Lett. 22, 546–548 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Formulations for calculating the eigenmodes of vertical cavity laser arrays,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1756–1762 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, H. Pier, “Injection locking of shear-strain photonic lattices based on VCSEL arrays,” presented at Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1999.

Li, T.

A. G. Fox, T. Li, “Resonant modes in a maser interferometer,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 40, 453–488 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Lloyd-Lucas, F. D.

P. St. J. Russell, T. A. Birks, F. D. Lloyd-Lucas, “Localization of light in disordered and periodic dielectrics,” in Confined Electrons and Photons, E. Burstein, C. Weisbuch, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1993).

McKelvey, J. P.

J. P. McKelvey, Solid State and Semiconductor Physics (Harper & Row, New York, 1966), Chap. 8.

Nabiev, R. F.

R. F. Nabiev, A. I. Onishchenko, “Laterally coupled periodic semiconductor laser structures: Bloch function analysis,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2024–2032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Onishchenko, A. I.

R. F. Nabiev, A. I. Onishchenko, “Laterally coupled periodic semiconductor laser structures: Bloch function analysis,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2024–2032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Orenstein, M.

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, M. Orenstein, “Coupling mechanism of two dimensional reflectivity modulated vertical cavity laser arrays,” in Proceedings of the Thirteenth IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Takamatsu, Japan, 1992.

Papoulis, A.

A. Papoulis, Fourier Integral and Its Applications (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1962).

Pier, H.

T. Fishman, E. Kapon, H. Pier, A. Hardy, “Modal expansion analysis of strained photonic lattices based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3595–3597 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Pier, E. Kapon, “Photon localization in lattices of coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with dimensionalities between one and two,” Opt. Lett. 22, 546–548 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, H. Pier, “Injection locking of shear-strain photonic lattices based on VCSEL arrays,” presented at Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1999.

Ram, R. J.

R. J. Ram, D. I. Babic, R. A. York, J. E. Bowers, “Spontaneous emission in microcavities with distributed mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 399–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. St. J.

P. St. J. Russell, T. A. Birks, F. D. Lloyd-Lucas, “Localization of light in disordered and periodic dielectrics,” in Confined Electrons and Photons, E. Burstein, C. Weisbuch, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1993).

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

Stoffel, N. G.

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yablonovitch, E.

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibiting spontaneous emission in solid-state and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984).

Yeh, P.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984).

York, R. A.

R. J. Ram, D. I. Babic, R. A. York, J. E. Bowers, “Spontaneous emission in microcavities with distributed mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 399–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

T. Fishman, E. Kapon, H. Pier, A. Hardy, “Modal expansion analysis of strained photonic lattices based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3595–3597 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Mode switching in shear-strained and modulated photonic lattices of VCSEL by means of injection locking,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 816–818 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Botez, T. Holcomb, “Bloch-function analysis of resonant arrays of antiguided diode lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 539–541 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Orenstein, E. Kapon, J. P. Harbison, L. T. Florez, N. G. Stoffel, “Large two dimensional arrays of phase-locked vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 1535–1537 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

A. G. Fox, T. Li, “Resonant modes in a maser interferometer,” Bell Syst. Tech. J. 40, 453–488 (1961).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

R. J. Ram, D. I. Babic, R. A. York, J. E. Bowers, “Spontaneous emission in microcavities with distributed mirrors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 399–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, “Formulations for calculating the eigenmodes of vertical cavity laser arrays,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1756–1762 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. F. Nabiev, A. I. Onishchenko, “Laterally coupled periodic semiconductor laser structures: Bloch function analysis,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2024–2032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibiting spontaneous emission in solid-state and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Yablonovitch, T. J. Gmitter, “Donor and acceptor modes in photonic band structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380–3383 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (9)

P. St. J. Russell, T. A. Birks, F. D. Lloyd-Lucas, “Localization of light in disordered and periodic dielectrics,” in Confined Electrons and Photons, E. Burstein, C. Weisbuch, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1993).

A. Papoulis, Fourier Integral and Its Applications (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1962).

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, San Francisco, 1968).

T. Fishman, M. Orenstein, “Coupling mechanism of two dimensional reflectivity modulated vertical cavity laser arrays,” in Proceedings of the Thirteenth IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Takamatsu, Japan, 1992.

G. P. Agrawal, N. K. Dutta, Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1986).

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon, H. Pier, “Injection locking of shear-strain photonic lattices based on VCSEL arrays,” presented at Advances in Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1999.

J. P. McKelvey, Solid State and Semiconductor Physics (Harper & Row, New York, 1966), Chap. 8.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984).

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