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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23469–23474

Design of subwavelength-size, indium tin oxide (ITO)-clad optical disk cavities with quality-factors exceeding 104

Özlem Şenlik, Hwi Yoon Cheong, and Tomoyuki Yoshie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23469-23474 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023469


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Abstract

Indium tin oxide is used as a top cladding electrode of optical disk resonators with subwavelength size in all dimensions. Calculated quality (Q)-factors exceed 104 in visible wavelengths (650-670nm). The disk aspect ratio is an important parameter to optimize the resonator properties. The Q-factor and threshold material gain based on finite-difference time-domain method are optimized for eight different disk resonator optical modes. Proposed cavity designs are promising for building electrically-pumped, low-threshold nano-lasers at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2011
Published: November 2, 2011

Citation
Özlem Şenlik, Hwi Yoon Cheong, and Tomoyuki Yoshie, "Design of subwavelength-size, indium tin oxide (ITO)-clad optical disk cavities with quality-factors exceeding 104," Opt. Express 19, 23469-23474 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23469


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