Design of two-dimensional photonic-crystal mirrors for InGaAs QW laser applications

T. Stomeo*, M. T. Todaro, G. Visimberga, V. Vitale, A. Passaseo, R. Cingolani, M. DeVittorio, A. D'Orazio, M. De Sario, V. Marrocco, V. Petruzzelli, F. Prudenzano, S. Cabrini, E. Di Fabrizio

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We report on the design of highly reflecting two-dimensional photonic crystal (2D-PC) mirrors, which can be integrated in a short InGaAs QWs laser source, operating around 970 nm. These mirrors consist of a triangular lattice of air holes into the GaAs slab, whose geometrical parameters have been calculated by the effective index method and 2D plane wave expansion method. A 2D finite-difference time-domain (2D-FDTD) model has also been used in order to evaluate the transmission and reflection characteristics of 2D-PC front and back mirrors of the in-plane laser. Finally, a detailed description of the nanotechnology processes necessary for the fabrication of ultra-compact in-plane laser is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventMicro and Nano Engineering 2003 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 22 2003Sep 25 2003


  • Dry etching
  • Electron beam lithography
  • Finite difference time domain
  • Laser cavity
  • Photonic crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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