Coherently coupled photonic crystal VCSELs

A. J. Danner, J. C. Lee, J. J. Raftery, N. Yokouchi, K. D. Choquette

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Due to the limitations in achieving high power single mode characteristics in sinlge vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs), coherent coupled laser arrays offer one option to increase on-axis optical power. As such, coupled photonic crystal defect lasers were fabricated and characterized. Far field measurements indicated that controlling the coupling can be achieved by locally modifiying the hole diameter in the photonic crystal array between the defects to be coupled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-578
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - Dec 9 2003
Event2003 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings - TUCSON, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2003Oct 30 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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