25 March 2004 Toward the smallest possible photonic crystal lasers
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Recent progress toward wavelength-scale photonic crystal lasers is summarized. To realize the ultimate laser, one needs to have a wavelength-scale photonic crystal cavity that is lossless. As a candidate for this ultimate laser, the two-dimensional unit-cell photonic crystal laser compatible with current injection is proposed. Experimental demonstration of the low-threshold two-dimensional photonic crystal lasers in the triangular lattice and the square lattice will be discussed. The very high quality factor in excess of 1,000,000 is theoretically predicted from the wavelength-scale resonator supporting the whispering-gallery-like photonic crystal mode.
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Yong Hee Lee, Han-Yeol Ryu, Hong-Gyu Park, Se-Heon Kim, Masaya Notomi, "Toward the smallest possible photonic crystal lasers", Proc. SPIE 5277, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging, (25 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528471; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.528471
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