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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11660–11667

Microfluidic tuning of distributed feedback quantum cascade lasers

L. Diehl, B.G. Lee, P. Behroozi, M. Lončar, M.A. Belkin, Federico Capasso, T. Aellen, D. Hofstetter, M. Beck, and J. Faist  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11660-11667 (2006)

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In this Letter, we report the tuning of the emission wavelength of a single mode distributed feedback quantum cascade laser by modifying the mode effective refractive index using fluids. A fabrication procedure to encapsulate the devices in polymers for microfluidic delivery is also presented. The integration of microfluidics with semiconductor laser (optofluidics) is promising for new compact and portable lab-on-a-chip applications.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

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