Patent Number: 7,085,301

Title: Photonic crystal single transverse mode defect structure for vertical cavity surface emitting laser

Abstract: The invention is directed to a photonic crystal defect structure for a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). In accordance with the invention, a set of holes is formed in a pattern with one or more missing holes forming a defect in the pattern of the photonic crystal, according to a proscribed depth, hole diameter, and pattern pitch which will insure operation in a single transverse mode.

Inventors: Choquette; Kent D. (Urbana, IL), Yokouchi; Noriyuki (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

International Classification: H01S 5/00 (20060101); H01S 3/08 (20060101); H01S 3/098 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018