Lasing on surface states in vertical-cavity surface-emission lasers

Yonan Su, Chun Yan Lin, Ray Ching Hong, Wen Xing Yang, Chien Chung Jeng, Tien-chang Lu, Ray Kuang Lee*

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We report experimental observation of lasing on surface states, in the form of standing waves at the termination of a defect-free photonic crystal on top of vertical-cavity surface-emission lasers. Direct images of lasing modes at the truncated periodic potential, along one side of a square lattice, are demonstrated by collecting near-field radiation patterns, as well as in numerical simulations. Our results provide a step toward realizing surface and edge states in optical cavities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5582-5585
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014

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