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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1694–1696

Lasing in hybrid metal-Bragg nanocavities

Jong-Bum You, Kyungmook Kwon, Wook-Jae Lee, Jaeho Shim, Dongshik Won, Youngho Jung, Byounghun Park, and Kyoungsik Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1694-1696 (2013)

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We report room-temperature lasing from an optically pumped subwavelength-scale cylindrical InGaAsP pillar surrounded by circular Bragg reflectors on a metal substrate with a dielectric spacer layer. By taking advantage of wide in-plane photonic bandgaps and proper vertical antiresonances, three dielectric Bragg pairs produce a sufficient optical feedback capable of low threshold lasing from the fundamental TE011 mode. A large spontaneous emission coupling into the lasing mode is obtained from the cavity-enhanced Purcell effects and effective suppression of nonlasing modes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 13, 2013

Jong-Bum You, Kyungmook Kwon, Wook-Jae Lee, Jaeho Shim, Dongshik Won, Youngho Jung, Byounghun Park, and Kyoungsik Yu, "Lasing in hybrid metal-Bragg nanocavities," Opt. Lett. 38, 1694-1696 (2013)

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