Slow-light enhancement of spontaneous emission in active photonic crystal waveguides

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2012

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Photonic crystal defect waveguides with embedded active layers containing single or multiple quantum wells or quantum dots have been fabricated. Spontaneous emission spectra are enhanced close to the bandedge, consistently with the enhancement of gain by slow light effects. These are promising results for future compact devices for terabit/s communication, such as miniaturised semiconductor optical amplifiers and mode-locked lasers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE--the international society for optical engineering
Publication date2012
Volume8273
Issue1
Pages82731A
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
StatePublished

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Photonics West : Advances in Slow and Fast Light V
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period22/01/1224/01/12
Internet addresshttp://spie.org/app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&conference_id=961561&event_id=896189&list=1
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0

Keywords

  • Optical amplifier, Spontaneous emission, Photonic crystal, Semiconductor
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