Mode Engineering via Waveguide Structuring

Pawel Strzebonski, Bradley Thompson, Katherine Lakomy, Paul Leisher, Kent D. Choquette

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


We analyze the lateral modes of dielectric waveguides that include refractive index corrugations parallel the direction of light propagation. We show that we can engineer the resulting far-field profile arising from structure waveguide modes, leading to improved modal discrimination and brightness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th International Semiconductor Laser Conference, ISLC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538664865
StatePublished - Oct 30 2018
Event26th International Semiconductor Laser Conference, ISLC 2018 - Santa Fe, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2018Sep 19 2018

Publication series

NameConference Digest - IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference
ISSN (Print)0899-9406


Other26th International Semiconductor Laser Conference, ISLC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe


  • brightness
  • dielectric waveguides
  • laser modes
  • semiconductor lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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