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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19242–19248

Continuous-wave subwavelength microdisk lasers at λ = 1.53 µm

Zhijun Liu, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Gustavo E. Fernandes, Jimmy Xu, Jianxin Chen, and Claire F. Gmachl  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19242-19248 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.019242


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Abstract

Subwavelength InGaAs/AlInAs microdisk lasers are demonstrated under continuous-wave optical pumping at a heat-sink temperature of 45 K. A 1.49 µm diameter, 209 nm thick microdisk lases in single-mode at a wavelength of 1.53 µm, which is identified as the whispering-gallery mode with the first radial mode number, the fifth azimuthal mode number, and a modal volume of 2.12(λ/n)3 according to our mode simulation.

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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: July 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2010
Published: August 25, 2010

Citation
Zhijun Liu, Jeffrey M. Shainline, Gustavo E. Fernandes, Jimmy Xu, Jianxin Chen, and Claire F. Gmachl, "Continuous-wave subwavelength microdisk lasers at λ = 1.53 µm," Opt. Express 18, 19242-19248 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-19242


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