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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 12115–12121

A printed nanobeam laser on a SiO2/Si substrate for low-threshold continuous-wave operation

Indra Karnadi, Jaehyeon Son, Ju-Young Kim, Hoon Jang, Seungwoo Lee, Ki Soo Kim, Bumki Min, and Yong-Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 12115-12121 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.012115


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Abstract

A small-footprint nanobeam photonic crystal laser made of InGaAsP material is directly integrated on a SiO2/Si substrate without using adhesive material via transfer-printing processes (i.e., dry transfer-printing). The transferred nanobeam structure with a physical volume of ~6.6 × 0.58 × 0.28 µm3 (~10.5 (λ/n)3) shows single mode lasing near 1550 nm with continuous-wave (CW) operation at room-temperature, where effective lasing threshold power was as low as 9 µW. This CW operation was achieved mainly due to efficient heat dissipation provided by direct contact between the nanobeam and the substrate. This transfer-printed nanobeam laser could be a promising candidate for the next-generation light source with a feature of low-power consumption in ultracompact photonic integrated circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2014
Published: May 12, 2014

Citation
Indra Karnadi, Jaehyeon Son, Ju-Young Kim, Hoon Jang, Seungwoo Lee, Ki Soo Kim, Bumki Min, and Yong-Hee Lee, "A printed nanobeam laser on a SiO2/Si substrate for low-threshold continuous-wave operation," Opt. Express 22, 12115-12121 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-10-12115


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