Skip to content

Theoretical investigation of the dynamical and static characteristics of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers incorporating two-dimensional photonic crystals

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Nottingham, UK
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages237 - 240
ISBN (Print)1424402352
StatePublished - Jun 2006
EventInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jun 2006 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/06/06 → …


In this work we present a spatial and dynamical model of a semiconductor vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) incorporating a spatial built-in optical waveguide created by the defect in a two-dimensional photonic crystal (PC). The PC is created by an array of air-holes etched in to the VCSEL. Results of investigations of power versus current and dynamical characteristics of a conventional proton-implanted VCSEL and VCSELs incorporating PC defect waveguides operating with effective index and photonic band-gap guidance are presented and discussed. Results show that the VCSELs with incorporated PCs between laser mirrors provide a dramatic decrease of the power of the fundamental laser mode. Application of multiple-defect photonic band-gap (PBG) waveguides provides an additional dominance of the fundamental mode, and thus, the PC creates high-power but single-mode radiation of VCSELs which is impossible in conventional VCSELs

Additional information

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2006 (ICTON2006) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2006 (ICTON2006). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks

Duration1 Jun 2006 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

Download statistics

No data available





View research connections

Related faculties, schools or groups