Abstract

The mini-stopband (MSB) of a W3 line-defect photonic crystal waveguide is used as a mirror for a GaAs based quantum-dot laser. Single mode, continuous-wave lasing is demonstrated for broad area lasers up to a current of 125 mA (2.7×laser threshold), which demonstrates the high degree of mode selectivity of the MSB mirror. FDTD calculations indicate that optimisation of the mirror interface could lead to a further fourfold increase in reflectivity resulting in significantly reduced thresholds.

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  1. J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2001 (2)

S. G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell’s equations in a planewave basis," Opt. Express 18, 173-195 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Anand, S.

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Benisty, H.

S. Olivier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, T. F. Krauss and R. Houdre, "Coupled-mode theory and propagation losses in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1490-1496 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Berrier, A.

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bonnefont, S.

Cataluna, M. A.

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Checoury, X.

Cheng, C. C.

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Crozat, P.

Cuisin, C.

De La Rue, R. M.

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Derouin, E.

Dunn, G-H.

Flynn, M. B.

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gauthier-Lafaye, O.

Gentner, J. L.

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Houdre, R.

S. Olivier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, T. F. Krauss and R. Houdre, "Coupled-mode theory and propagation losses in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1490-1496 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Joannopoulos, J. D.

Johnson, S. G.

Kotlyar, M. V.

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Krauss, T. F.

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Olivier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, T. F. Krauss and R. Houdre, "Coupled-mode theory and propagation losses in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1490-1496 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lee, R.

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Legouezigou, L.

LeGratiet, L.

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lourtioz, J-M.

Lozes-Dupuy, F.

Moore, S. A.

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mulin, D.

Mulot, M.

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

O’Brien, J.

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

O’Faolain, L.

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Oesterle, U.

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Olivier, S.

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Olivier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, T. F. Krauss and R. Houdre, "Coupled-mode theory and propagation losses in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1490-1496 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Painter, O.

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Poigt, F.

Pommereau, P.

Rattier, M.

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, J. S.

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Scherer, A.

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Smith, C. J. M.

S. Olivier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, T. F. Krauss and R. Houdre, "Coupled-mode theory and propagation losses in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1490-1496 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Talneau, A.

X. Checoury, P. Crozat, J-M. Lourtioz, C. Cuisin, E. Derouin, F. Poigt, L. Legouezigou, P. Pommereau, G-H. Dunn, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, S. Bonnefont, D. Mulin, F. Lozes-Dupuy, and A. Talneau, "Single-mode in-gap emission of medium-width photonic crystal waveguides on InP substrate," Opt. Express 13, 6947-6955 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Weisbuch, C.

S. Olivier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, T. F. Krauss and R. Houdre, "Coupled-mode theory and propagation losses in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1490-1496 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. Talneau, L. LeGratiet, J. L. Gentner, A. Berrier, M. Mulot, S. Anand and S. Olivier, "High external efficiency in a monomode full-photonic-crystal laser under continuous wave electrical injection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1913-1915 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Smith, H. Benisty, S. Olivier, M. Rattier, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, R. M. De la Rue, R. Houdre, and U. Oesterle, "Low-loss channel waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal boundaries," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2813-2815 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. O’Brien, O. Painter, R. Lee, C. C. Cheng, A. Yariv and A. Scherer, "Lasers incorporating 2D photonic bandgap mirrors," Electron. Lett. 32, 2243-2244 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

T. F. Krauss, O. Painter, A. Scherer, J. S. Roberts and R. M. De La Rue, "Photonic microstructures as laser mirrors," Opt. Eng. 37, 1143-1148 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

S. A. Moore, L. O’Faolain, M. A. Cataluna, M. B. Flynn, M. V. Kotlyar, and T. F. Krauss, "Reduced surface sidewall recombination and diffusion in quantum-dot lasers," Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1861-1863 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

S. Olivier, M. Rattier, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, U. Oesterle, and R. Houdre, "Mini-stopbands of a one-dimensional system: The channel waveguide in a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Phys. Rev. B 63, 113311 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Band structure of a photonic crystal W3 defect waveguide. (b) Local picture of the MSB arising from the anti-crossing of the fundamental and 4 th order modes.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Overview of structure. (a) Schematic of device (not to scale). The gain section is 1.8 mm long with a 200 µm taper to the W3 mirror (100 periods long). The W3 mirror and 50 µm of the taper are unpumped. The other mirror is a cleaved facet. (b) Patterned electron-beam resist and (c) Deep etching of holes, the waveguiding layer, containing the quantum-dots, can be seen as the lighter horizontal stripe bisecting the holes.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) P-I curve of laser devices with a 335, 350 and 355 nm period W3 mirrors, (b) Top-down camera image of 350 nm device above threshold and (c) Top-down camera image of 335 nm device.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectral output of W3 laser devices transmitted through W3 mirror for (a) 350 nm and (b)355 nm device.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Mode profiles of devices at sub-threshold, 1.4×threshold and 2.7×threshold for untapered 20 µm, tapered 20 µm and W3 mirrored 20 µm wide devices. The horizontal axes are displacement across the beam (µm). The threshold current density was very similar for all devices.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Simulated Reflection and Transmission through variation of access guide width. The region corresponding to the experimental results is highlighted with an arrow. Inset: Spectral reflection for normalised width of 1.0. Also shown are field plots for the optimised width of 0.7 and experimental width of (c) 1.0.

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