Self-optimization of optical confinement in an ultraviolet photonic crystal slab laser

A. Yamilov, X. Wu, X. Liu, Robert P. H. Chang, H. Cao

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083905
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Self-optimization of optical confinement in an ultraviolet photonic crystal slab laser. / Yamilov, A.; Wu, X.; Liu, X.; Chang, Robert P. H.; Cao, H.

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