We propose and demonstrate photonic band gap lasing action from a nondegenerate monopole-mode, high-quality factor cavity. By optical pumping at room temperature, the monopole-mode laser is realized and identified from its mode shape, spectrum, and polarization. The monopole-mode laser shows nondegeneracy and genuine two-dimensional oscillation with incident threshold pump power less than 0.3 mW. This laser mode has a small modal volume of ∼4.5(λ/2nslab)3 and shows a quality factor of larger than 1900, estimated from the spectral linewidth below threshold.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)