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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1999
  • pp: 5799–5802

Fabrication of Photonic Crystal Lasers by Nanomolding of SolGel Glasses

Olivier J. A. Schueller, George M. Whitesides, John A. Rogers, Martin Meier, and Ananth Dodabalapur  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 27, pp. 5799-5802 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.005799


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Abstract

We demonstrate the formation, in a single process step, of periodic arrays of features of surface relief with submicrometer lateral dimensions in hybrid organic and inorganic solgel glasses by using elastomeric molding techniques. Lasers formed with molded photonic crystal resonators that consist of triangular, square, and honeycomb lattices of cylindrical posts and holes show emission spectra and lasing thresholds that are similar to devices formed by conventional high-resolution photolithographic patterning of thick layers of thermally grown oxide.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

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Olivier J. A. Schueller, George M. Whitesides, John A. Rogers, Martin Meier, and Ananth Dodabalapur, "Fabrication of Photonic Crystal Lasers by Nanomolding of SolGel Glasses," Appl. Opt. 38, 5799-5802 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-27-5799


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