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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21524–21531

Electrically pumped sub-wavelength metallo-dielectric pedestal pillar lasers

Jin Hyoung Lee, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Aleksandar Simic, Qing Gu, Olesya Bondarenko, Boris Slutsky, Maziar P. Nezhad, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21524-21531 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021524


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Abstract

Electrically driven subwavelength scale metallo-dielectric pedestal pillar lasers are designed and experimentally demonstrated. The metallo-dielectric cavity significantly enhances the quality factor (Q > 1500) of the wavelength and subwavelength scale lasers and the pedestal structure significantly reduces the threshold gain (< 400 cm−1) which can potentially enable laser operation at room temperature. We observed continuous wave lasing in 750 nm gain core radius laser at temperatures between 77 K and 140 K with a threshold current of 50 μA (at 77 K). We also observed lasing from a 355 nm gain core radius laser at temperatures between 77 K and 100 K.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2011
Published: October 18, 2011

Citation
Jin Hyoung Lee, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Aleksandar Simic, Qing Gu, Olesya Bondarenko, Boris Slutsky, Maziar P. Nezhad, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Electrically pumped sub-wavelength metallo-dielectric pedestal pillar lasers," Opt. Express 19, 21524-21531 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21524


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