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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1812–1814

Dielectric shielded nanoscale patch laser resonators

Qian Ding, Amit Mizrahi, Yeshaiahu Fainman, and Vitaliy Lomakin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1812-1814 (2011)

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Dielectric shielded nanoscale patch laser resonators are introduced. Low-index dielectric shield layers surrounding a high-index core are shown to significantly reduce both metal and radiation losses. Structures suitable for both optical and electrical pumping and smaller than the vacuum wavelength in all three dimensions are shown to have a low enough threshold gain to lase at room temperature. Shifting the gain medium core provides control over the radiation pattern of the resonator and enables coupling of the laser light into a waveguide, opening opportunities for chipscale integration.

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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

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

Qian Ding, Amit Mizrahi, Yeshaiahu Fainman, and Vitaliy Lomakin, "Dielectric shielded nanoscale patch laser resonators," Opt. Lett. 36, 1812-1814 (2011)

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