Coherently Coupled Photonic Crystal VCSELs

Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Photonics Research Center

Publication Date


Publication Title

The 16th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2003. LEOS 2003.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


We demonstrate that 2-dimensional photonic crystals can delineate a coherent VCSEL array, with individual defects (the absence of PhC holes) creating the lasing elements. Far field measurements indicate that controlling the coupling can be achieved by locally modifying the hole diameter in the photonic crystal array between the defects to be coupled.

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