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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19933–19939

Optically pumped rolled-up InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot microtube lasers

Feng Li and Zetian Mi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19933-19939 (2009)

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The authors report on the achievement of lasing in rolled-up semiconductor microtubes at room temperature, wherein self-organized InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots are incorporated as the gain medium. The free-standing quantum dot microtubes, with a diameter of ~ 5-6 μm and wall thickness of ~ 100 nm, are formed when the coherently strained InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot heterostructure is selectively released from the GaAs substrate. The devices are characterized by an ultralow threshold (~ 4 μW) and a minimum intrinsic linewidth of ~ 0.2 – 0.3 nm at room temperature. The multiple lasing modes are analyzed using both the finite-difference time domain method and also a planar dielectric waveguide model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2009
Published: October 19, 2009

Feng Li and Zetian Mi, "Optically pumped rolled-up InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot microtube lasers," Opt. Express 17, 19933-19939 (2009)

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