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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 8781–8789

Nanobeam photonic crystal cavity quantum dot laser

Yiyang Gong, Bryan Ellis, Gary Shambat, Tomas Sarmiento, James S. Harris, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 8781-8789 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.008781


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Abstract

The lasing behavior of one dimensional GaAs nanobeam cavities with embedded InAs quantum dots is studied at room temperature. Lasing is observed throughout the quantum dot PL spectrum, and the wavelength dependence of the threshold is calculated. We study the cavity lasers under both 780 nm and 980 nm pump, finding thresholds as low as 0.3 μW and 19 μW for the two pump wavelengths, respectively. Finally, the nanobeam cavity laser wavelengths are tuned by up to 7 nm by employing a fiber taper in near proximity to the cavities. The fiber taper is used both to efficiently pump the cavity and collect the cavity emission.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2010
Published: April 12, 2010

Citation
Yiyang Gong, Bryan Ellis, Gary Shambat, Tomas Sarmiento, James S. Harris, and Jelena Vuckovic, "Nanobeam photonic crystal cavity quantum dot laser," Opt. Express 18, 8781-8789 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-9-8781


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