Abstract

Low-threshold lasing is observed at the edge of the stop band of a one-dimensional structure—a dye-doped cholesteric liquid-crystal film. The mode closest to the edge has the lowest lasing threshold. The rates of spontaneous and stimulated emission are suppressed within the stop band and enhanced at the band edge. The ratio of right to left circularly polarized spontaneous emission is in good agreement with calculated density of photon states.

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I. P. Il’chishin and A. Yu. Vakhnin, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 265, 687 (1995).

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C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

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M. D. Tocci, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, Phys. Rev. A 53, 2799 (1996).

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Fainman, Y.

C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

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E. Yablonovitch, and T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, J. D. Joannopoulos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380 (1991).

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L. S. Goldberg and J. M. Schnur, “Tunable internal-feedback liquid crystal laser,” U.S. patent 3, 771, 065 (1973); I. P. Il’chishin, E. A. Tikhonov, V. G. Tishchenko, and M. T. Shpak, JETP Lett. 32, 27 (1981).

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E. Yablonovitch, and T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, J. D. Joannopoulos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380 (1991).

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S. John and T. Quang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3419 (1995).

S. John, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486 (1987).

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H. Kogelnik and C. V. Shank, J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2327 (1972).

Meade, R. D.

E. Yablonovitch, and T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, J. D. Joannopoulos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380 (1991).

Quang, T.

S. John and T. Quang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3419 (1995).

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E. Yablonovitch, and T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, J. D. Joannopoulos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380 (1991).

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C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

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M. D. Tocci, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, Phys. Rev. A 53, 2799 (1996).

J. P. Dowling, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, and C. M. Bowden, J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1896 (1994).

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C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

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L. S. Goldberg and J. M. Schnur, “Tunable internal-feedback liquid crystal laser,” U.S. patent 3, 771, 065 (1973); I. P. Il’chishin, E. A. Tikhonov, V. G. Tishchenko, and M. T. Shpak, JETP Lett. 32, 27 (1981).

Tocci, M. D.

M. D. Tocci, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, Phys. Rev. A 53, 2799 (1996).

Vakhnin, A. Yu.

I. P. Il’chishin and A. Yu. Vakhnin, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 265, 687 (1995).

Witzgall, G.

C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

Yablonovitch, E.

C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

E. Yablonovitch, and T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, J. D. Joannopoulos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380 (1991).

E. Yablonovitch and T. J. Gmitter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 1950 (1991).

E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987).

Yeh, C.

J. Appl. Phys.

J. P. Dowling, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, and C. M. Bowden, J. Appl. Phys. 75, 1896 (1994).

H. Kogelnik and C. V. Shank, J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2327 (1972).

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

JETP Lett.

L. S. Goldberg and J. M. Schnur, “Tunable internal-feedback liquid crystal laser,” U.S. patent 3, 771, 065 (1973); I. P. Il’chishin, E. A. Tikhonov, V. G. Tishchenko, and M. T. Shpak, JETP Lett. 32, 27 (1981).

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.

I. P. Il’chishin and A. Yu. Vakhnin, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 265, 687 (1995).

Phys. Rev. A

M. D. Tocci, M. Scalora, M. J. Bloemer, J. P. Dowling, and C. M. Bowden, Phys. Rev. A 53, 2799 (1996).

Phys. Rev. Lett.

E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987).

S. John, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486 (1987).

E. Yablonovitch and T. J. Gmitter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 1950 (1991).

E. Yablonovitch, and T. J. Gmitter, R. D. Meade, A. M. Rappe, K. D. Brommer, J. D. Joannopoulos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3380 (1991).

S. John and T. Quang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3419 (1995).

Vac. Sci. Technol. B

C. C. Cheng, A. Scherer, T. Rong-Chung, Y. Fainman, G. Witzgall, and E. Yablonovitch, Vac. Sci. Technol. B 15, 2764 (1997).

Vol. 308 of NATO ASI Series B: Physics

C. M. Soukoulis, ed., Photonic Band Gaps and Localization, Vol. 308 of NATO ASI Series B: Physics (Plenum, New York, 1993); Photonic Band Gap Materials, Vol. 315 of NATO ASI Series E: Applied Sciences (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1996).

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