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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21813–21818

Nanowires/microfiber hybrid structure multicolor laser

Ye Ding, Qing Yang, Xin Guo, Shanshan Wang, Fuxing Gu, Jian Fu, Qing Wan, Jipeng Cheng, and Limin Tong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21813-21818 (2009)

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We demonstrate a compact hybrid structure red-green-ultraviolet three-color laser consisting of three distinct semiconductor nanowires (CdSe, CdS and ZnO) attached to a silica microfiber, which is pumped by 355 nm wavelength laser pulses. The exciting of the nanowires and the collection of the photoluminescence (PL) are implemented by means of evanescent coupling through the same silica microfiber. When pump energy higher than 1.3 μJ, three spatially and spectrally distinct lasing groups can be measured at the same output port simultaneously. The approach can be extended to other materials to produce hybrid lasers that cover ultraviolet to near infrared spectral regions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Ye Ding, Qing Yang, Xin Guo, Shanshan Wang, Fuxing Gu, Jian Fu, Qing Wan, Jipeng Cheng, and Limin Tong, "Nanowires/microfiber hybrid structure multicolor laser," Opt. Express 17, 21813-21818 (2009)

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