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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1261–1263

Low threshold gain metal coated laser nanoresonators

Amit Mizrahi, Vitaliy Lomakin, Boris A. Slutsky, Maziar P. Nezhad, Liang Feng, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1261-1263 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001261


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Abstract

We introduce a low refractive index layer between the metal and the gain medium in metal-coated laser resonators and demonstrate that it can significantly reduce the dissipation losses. Analysis of a gain medium waveguide shows that for a given waveguide radius, the low index layer has an optimal thickness for which the lasing threshold gain is minimal. The waveguide analysis is used for the design of a novel three-dimensional cylindrical resonator that is smaller than the vacuum wavelength in all three dimensions and exhibits a low enough threshold gain to lase 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
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2008
Published: May 30, 2008

Citation
Amit Mizrahi, Vitaliy Lomakin, Boris A. Slutsky, Maziar P. Nezhad, Liang Feng, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Low threshold gain metal coated laser nanoresonators," Opt. Lett. 33, 1261-1263 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-11-1261


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