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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2447–2449

Metal-cavity surface-emitting microlaser with hybrid metal-DBR reflectors

Chien-Yao Lu, Shun Lien Chuang, Alex Mutig, and Dieter Bimberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2447-2449 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002447


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Abstract

We demonstrate a metal-cavity surface-emitting microlaser at room temperature using hybrid metal/distributed Bragg reflectors as well as substrate removal. Our devices operate under continuous-wave current injection at room temperature. The smallest laser is 1.0 μm in radius and 4.0 μm in height with a circular beam shape and an output over 8 μW . The device lases at 995 nm wavelength with a threshold current of about 2.6 mA .

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OCIS Codes
(250.7270) Optoelectronics : Vertical emitting lasers
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2011
Published: June 22, 2011

Citation
Chien-Yao Lu, Shun Lien Chuang, Alex Mutig, and Dieter Bimberg, "Metal-cavity surface-emitting microlaser with hybrid metal-DBR reflectors," Opt. Lett. 36, 2447-2449 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2447

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