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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2704–2706

Photonic crystal disk lasers

Yinan Zhang, Christoph Hamsen, Jennifer T. Choy, Yong Huang, Jae-Hyun Ryou, Russell D. Dupuis, and Marko Loncar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2704-2706 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002704


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Abstract

A novel type of nanolasers, which combines the advantages of photonic crystal lasers and microdisk lasers, has been demonstrated based on InAlGaAs/InGaAs quantum wells using pulsed optical pumping at room temperature. It incorporates the properties of small footprint, small mode volume, and submilliwatt threshold, and favors vertical emission. We believe that this type of laser acts as a promising candidate for highly-integrated on-chip nanolasers in applications for signal processing and index sensing.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Yinan Zhang, Christoph Hamsen, Jennifer T. Choy, Yong Huang, Jae-Hyun Ryou, Russell D. Dupuis, and Marko Loncar, "Photonic crystal disk lasers," Opt. Lett. 36, 2704-2706 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2704


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