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Photonic crystal laser sources for chemical detection

Lončar, Marko and Scherer, Axel and Qiu, Yueming (2003) Photonic crystal laser sources for chemical detection. Applied Physics Letters, 82 (26). pp. 4648-4650. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LONapl03

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Abstract

We have realized photonic crystal lasers that permit the introduction of analyte within the peak of the optical field of the lasing mode. We have explored the design compromises for developing such sensitive low-threshold spectroscopy sources, and demonstrate the operation of photonic crystal lasers in different ambient organic solutions. We show that nanocavity lasers can be used to perform spectroscopic tests on femtoliter volumes of analyte, and propose to use these lasers for high-resolution spectroscopy with single-molecule sensitivity.


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Additional Information:©2003 American Institute of Physics. (Received 3 March 2003; accepted 23 April 2003) The authors would like to thank Luka Loncar, Tomoyuki Yoshie, David Barsic, and Guy DeRose for discussions and help in the lab. This work was supported by the NSF under Grant Nos. BES-0119493 and ECS-9912039, AFOSR under Grant No. F49620-01-6-0497, and DARPA under Grant No. MDA972-00-1-0019. One of the authors (Y.Q.) acknowledges the partial support from the Cross Enterprise Technology Development Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (under a contract with NASA).
Subject Keywords:photonic crystals; organic compounds; laser modes; laser cavity resonators; microfluidics; chemical sensors; biosensors; solid lasers
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