Photonic crystal laser based on Fano interference allows for ultrafast frequency modulation in the THz range

Thorsten S. Rasmussen*, Yi Yu, Jesper Mørk

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Abstract

Replacing a conventional mirror in a photonic crystal laser by one based on Fano interference leads to rich laser dynamics, including realization of stable self-pulsing and potential for ultra-fast modulation. In particular, the narrowband Fano mirror guarantees single-mode operation and significantly alters the modulation response compared to Fabry-Perot lasers. In this work the small-signal response is analyzed using a dynamical model based on coupled-mode theory and rate equations, which shows how the 3-dB bandwidth of the frequency modulation response may exceed tens of THz, orders of magnitude larger than for conventional semiconductor lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
EditorsAlexey A. Belyanin, Peter M. Smowton
Number of pages10
Volume10939
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date1 Jan 2019
Article number109390A
ISBN (Electronic)9781510625204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventNovel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVIII 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 4 Feb 20197 Feb 2019
Conference number: 18

Conference

ConferenceNovel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVIII 2019
Number18
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period04/02/201907/02/2019
OtherSPIE OPTO volume 10939
SponsorSPIE
SeriesProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10939
ISSN0277-786X

Keywords

  • Fano laser
  • Fano resonance
  • Frequency modulation
  • Photonic crystal
  • Photonic crystal laser
  • Semiconductor laser
  • Ultra-fast laser

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Rasmussen, T. S., Yu, Y., & Mørk, J. (2019). Photonic crystal laser based on Fano interference allows for ultrafast frequency modulation in the THz range. In A. A. Belyanin, & P. M. Smowton (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 10939). [109390A] SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.. 10939 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2506236
Rasmussen, Thorsten S. ; Yu, Yi ; Mørk, Jesper. / Photonic crystal laser based on Fano interference allows for ultrafast frequency modulation in the THz range. Proceedings of SPIE. editor / Alexey A. Belyanin ; Peter M. Smowton. Vol. 10939 SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2019. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 10939).
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Rasmussen, TS, Yu, Y & Mørk, J 2019, Photonic crystal laser based on Fano interference allows for ultrafast frequency modulation in the THz range. in AA Belyanin & PM Smowton (eds), Proceedings of SPIE. vol. 10939, 109390A, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 10939, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVIII 2019, San Francisco, United States, 04/02/2019. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2506236

Photonic crystal laser based on Fano interference allows for ultrafast frequency modulation in the THz range. / Rasmussen, Thorsten S.; Yu, Yi; Mørk, Jesper.

Proceedings of SPIE. ed. / Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton. Vol. 10939 SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2019. 109390A (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 10939).

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Rasmussen TS, Yu Y, Mørk J. Photonic crystal laser based on Fano interference allows for ultrafast frequency modulation in the THz range. In Belyanin AA, Smowton PM, editors, Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 10939. SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 2019. 109390A. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 10939). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2506236