Vertical-cavity in-plane heterostructures: Physics and applications

  title={Vertical-cavity in-plane heterostructures: Physics and applications},
  author={Alireza Taghizadeh and Jesper M{\o}rk and Il-Sug Chung},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
We show that in-plane (lateral) heterostructures realized in vertical cavities with high contrast grating reflectors can be used to significantly modify the anisotropic dispersion curvature, also interpreted as the photon effective mass. This design freedom enables exotic configurations of heterostructures and many interesting applications. The effects of the anisotropic photon effective mass on the mode confinement, mode spacing, and transverse modes are investigated. As a possible application… 

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