Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser

Myung-Ki Kim, In Kag Hwang, Yong Hee Lee

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate reconfigurable microfiber-coupled photonic crystal (PhC) lasers. In this generic configuration, the position of a PhC resonator can be defined (and redefined) repeatedly by simply relocating a curved microfiber along the linear PhC waveguide. In the proximity of the PhC waveguide in contact with the microfiber, the cutoff frequency (effective index) of the PhC waveguide becomes smaller (larger) than that of a bare PhC waveguide. Accordingly, when a curved microfiber is in contact with the PhC waveguide, a linear PhC resonator having Gaussian-shaped potential well is formed. Experimentally we confirm the formation of the reconfigurable resonator by observing laser operation slightly below three available band edges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 15
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 212008 Jan 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6901
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period08/1/2108/1/23

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Photonic crystals
photonics
microfibers
Lasers
Waveguides
crystals
lasers
waveguides
Crystal resonators
resonators
Cutoff frequency
proximity
Resonators
cut-off
configurations

Keywords

  • Lasers
  • Photonic crystals
  • Reconfigurable resonators
  • Resonators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kim, M-K., Hwang, I. K., & Lee, Y. H. (2008). Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser. In Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII [69010I] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6901). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.763028

Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser. / Kim, Myung-Ki; Hwang, In Kag; Lee, Yong Hee.

Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII. 2008. 69010I (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6901).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kim, M-K, Hwang, IK & Lee, YH 2008, Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser. in Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII., 69010I, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6901, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII, San Jose, CA, United States, 08/1/21. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.763028
Kim M-K, Hwang IK, Lee YH. Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser. In Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII. 2008. 69010I. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.763028
Kim, Myung-Ki ; Hwang, In Kag ; Lee, Yong Hee. / Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser. Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VII. 2008. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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