We describe an IV-VI semiconductor light emitter consisting of a PbSe/PbSrSe multiple quantum well active region grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a patterned Si(111) substrate with a two dimensional (2D) photonic crystal (PC) array. The 2D PC array was designed to form photonic band gaps around 1960 and 2300 cm-1. Under pulsed optical pumping, light emission was observed with strongly coupled PC defect modes, which correspond well with simulated photonic band gaps. The observed spectral linewidth was around 10 cm-1 and the highest quantum efficiency measured was 12.8%.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)