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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Poster Session II (JWA)

Metal-Encased Semiconductor Nanowires as Waveguides for Ultrasmall Lasers

Alexey V. Maslov and Cun-Zheng Ning

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Abstract

We show that a semiconductor nanowire encased by a metal offers the smallest laser waveguide, despite the large Joule loss. The TM01 mode immediately above its cut-off is most advantageous for making sub-wavelength lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

Citation
A. V. Maslov and C. Ning, "Metal-Encased Semiconductor Nanowires as Waveguides for Ultrasmall Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA121.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2007-JWA121


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