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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 991–996

Flexible compact microdisk lasers on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate

M. H. Shih, K. S. Hsu, Y. C. Wang, Y. C. Yang, S. K. Tsai, Y. C. Liu, Z. C. Chang, and M. C. Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 991-996 (2009)

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Compact microdisk cavities were fabricated on a polydimethylsiloxane substrate. The lasing of the flexible compact cavity was achieved with a low threshold power. The whispering-gallery mode of the microdisk was also characterized with three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain simulation. The curvature dependence in output power and threshold was also demonstrated by bending the microdisk cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2008
Published: January 13, 2009

M. H. Shih, K. S. Hsu, Y. C. Wang, Y. C. Yang, S. K. Tsai, Y. C. Liu, Z. C. Chang, and M. C. Wu, "Flexible compact microdisk lasers on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate," Opt. Express 17, 991-996 (2009)

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