Abstract

We present an analysis of amplification and lasing in one-dimensional isotropic nonlinear photonic crystal (1D PC), which is based on a generalized (multiwavelength) transfer matrix method. This approach was used for modeling a Raman signal amplification in 1D PC and in an homogenous structure, showing advantages of a stratified medium. Moreover, the threshold operation of a 1D PC Raman laser is studied, assuming both strong as well as depleted pump. The normalized threshold gain characteristics for various end reflections and photonic crystal laser length were calculated.

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