Bistable Operation of 1-D Photonic Crystal Laser With Saturable Absorber

Agnieszka Mossakowska-Wyszyńska , Piotr Witoński


Bistable operation of a 1-D photonic crystal (PC) laser with a nonlinear absorber is presented. The model is based on a modified transfer matrix method with a Bloch wave formalism and allows to define, in an easy way, the influence of the real structures parameters, such as a period of the structure, contrast of the refractive indices of crystal layers, the number of the primitive cells creating the PC, the loss level, and the pumping level on the bistable operation of the investigated structures. The geometry of the PC primitive cell (i.e., a period of the PC structure and the number of the primitive cells creating the PC) is chosen in such a way as to obtain the laser wavelength at the bandgap edge where considerable enhancement of the laser gain is observed. Furthermore, four laser structures, in which the absorber is located at different positions relating to the active medium in the resonator, are examined. The influences of the PC geometry, the output mirror reflectivity, and the saturable losses on the hysteresis loop are investigated.
Author Agnieszka Mossakowska-Wyszyńska IMiO
Agnieszka Mossakowska-Wyszyńska,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Piotr Witoński IMiO
Piotr Witoński,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
Corporate authorInstitute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronisc (IMiO)
Journal seriesIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, ISSN 0018-9197
Issue year2016
No2 (6400110)
Keywords in EnglishLasers, nonlinear optics, Mirrors, Nonlinear optics, Optical bistability, Optical resonators, Photonic band gap
projectThe Development of Design, Processing and Testing Methods of the Electronic Devices and Materials for Microelectronics and Optoelectronics. Project leader: Szczepański Paweł, , Phone: (48 22) 234 58 70, start date 01-01-2015, planned end date 31-12-2015, end date 31-05-2016, IMiO/2015/STATUT/1, Implemented
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.917 (2) - 2016=1.763 (5)
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