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. By placing a curved microfiber on a PhC slab waveguide, the effective index of the contacted PhC waveguide region is slightly increased in comparison to that of the other un-contacted parts of the waveguide. In the proximity of a properly-selected spectral position in the PhC dispersion curve, the physical location of a PhC laser resonator can be defined(and redefined) repeatably by simply relocating the microfiber along the PhC waveguide. For an optimally designed PhC waveguide, the coupling efficiency with a fiber and the quality factor are calculated to be 90% and 54,000, respectively. We experimentally demonstrate reconfigurable PhC laser operating at 1599nm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim, CLEO/PACIFIC RIM
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim, CLEO/PACIFIC RIM - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Aug 262007 Aug 31

Publication series

NamePacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest

Other

Other2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim, CLEO/PACIFIC RIM
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period07/8/2607/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, M. K., Hwang, I. K., & Lee, Y. H. (2007). Reconfigurable photonic crystal laser. In 2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim, CLEO/PACIFIC RIM [4391203] (Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOPR.2007.4391203