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  • Received: Dec. 8, 2006

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    Posted: Aug. 8, 2007

    Published Online: Aug. 8, 2007

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    Wei Zhao, Yongzhen Huang. Analysis of directional emission in square resonator lasers with an output waveguide[J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2007, 5(8): 463

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Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 8, 463 (2007)

Analysis of directional emission in square resonator lasers with an output waveguide

Wei Zhao* and Yongzhen Huang

Author Affiliations

  • State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083


Square microcavity laser with an output waveguide is proposed and analyzed by the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique. For a square resonator with refractive index of 3.2, side length of 4 microns, and output waveguide of 0.4-micron width, we have got the quality factors (Q factors) of 6.7*10^(2) and 7.3*10^(3) for the fundamental and first-order transverse magnetic (TM) mode near the wavelength of 1.5 microns, respectively. The simulated intensity distribution for the first-order TM mode shows that the coupling efficiency in the waveguide reaches 53%. The numerical simulation shows that the first-order transverse modes have fairly high Q factor and high coupling efficiency to the output waveguide. Therefore the square resonator with an output waveguide is a promising candidate to realize single-mode directional emission microcavity lasers.


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