In the talk we will discuss the role of disorder-induced losses on the threshold of line-defect photonic crystal lasers. Experiments reveal an optimum cavity length, on the order of 10 unit cells, where the laser threshold density attains a minimum. The results can be explained by considering the role of slow-light propagation on the threshold of a photonic crystal laser. We will also discuss the possibility of alleviating this dependence on cavity length by replacing one of the mirrors with a narrow-band mirror based on a Fano resonance.
Jesper Mork, Yi Yu, Elizaveta Semenova, and Kresten Yvind, "On the threshold of photonic-crystal slow-light lasers (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10119, Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology X, 101191J (Presented at SPIE OPTO: February 02, 2017; Published: 28 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2261142.5397463836001.
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