15 March 2013 Double photonic crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
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Proceedings Volume 8633, High Contrast Metastructures II; 863302 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010073
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
The periodic patterning of the optical medium achieved through photonic crystal membranes (PCMs) can be employed for controlling the resonant coupling of external radiation continuum to above-the-light-line flat edges of the folded band structure in strongly corrugated waveguides, resulting in high reflectivity for an efficient quasi-3D light harnessing. Recently, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) emitting in C-band using a double set of one-dimensional Si/SiO2 photonic crystals as compact, flexible, and power efficient mirrors have been realized within a mass-scale fabrication paradigm by employing standard 200-mm microelectronics pilot lines. Conceived as the basic building block for photonics-on-silicon back-end integration of group III-V laser microsources, the extreme flexibility of the novel photonic architecture enables to perform a tailored modal selection of the optical cavity, including polarization and far-field control. It also offers a wide range of functionality, such as on-chip optical routing and a variety of efficient wavelength tuning-trimming schemes. Device compactness ensures a considerable reduction in the device footprint, power consumption, and parasitics. Furthermore, high fabrication yields obtained thanks to the state-of-the-art molecular wafer bonding of III-V alloys on silicon conjugate excellent device performances with cost-effective high-throughput production, indicating strong perspective industrial potential.
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Pierre Viktorovitch, Pierre Viktorovitch, Corrado Sciancalepore, Corrado Sciancalepore, Badhise Ben Bakir, Badhise Ben Bakir, Xavier Letartre, Xavier Letartre, Christian Seassal, Christian Seassal, } "Double photonic crystal vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers", Proc. SPIE 8633, High Contrast Metastructures II, 863302 (15 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010073; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010073
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