Lasing characteristics of Anderson localization modes in two-dimensional random photonic crystals

Seiji Takeda, Romain Peretti, Thanh Phong Vo, Ségolène Callard, Christian Seassal, Pierre Viktorivitch, Minoru Obara

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Abstract

We show the first demonstration of two-dimensional Anderson localization (AL) of light in planar random photonic crystals, with direct near-field imaging by use of SNOM (Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope). We demonstrated two-dimensional random photonic crystal lasers to which structural randomness was introduced by carefully dislocating the positions of air holes. We show that only slight amount of randomness induces the extended Slow Bloch Modes to become Anderson localized. Furthermore, we perform FDTD (Finite-Difference Time-Domain) computation algorithm to confirm the experimental results to be consistent with theoretical predictions. Our results, for the first time, spatially resolve a two-dimensional AL in the disordered photonic band gap structure by near-field imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
Pages22-24
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

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OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period28/08/111/09/11

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    Takeda, S., Peretti, R., Vo, T. P., Callard, S., Seassal, C., Viktorivitch, P., & Obara, M. (2011). Lasing characteristics of Anderson localization modes in two-dimensional random photonic crystals. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 (pp. 22-24)