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Fiber-coupled erbium microlasers on a chip

Yang, Lan and Armani, D. K. and Vahala, K. J. (2003) Fiber-coupled erbium microlasers on a chip. Applied Physics Letters, 83 (5). pp. 825-826. ISSN 0003-6951.

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An erbium-doped, toroid-shaped microlaser fabricated on a silicon chip is described and characterized. Erbium-doped sol-gel films are applied to the surface of a silica toroidal microresonator to create the microcavity lasers. Highly confined whispering gallery modes make possible single-mode and ultralow threshold microlasers.

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Additional Information:©2003 American Institute of Physics. (Received 21 April 2003; accepted 13 June 2003) This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Caltech Lee Center. The authors thank Bumki Min for useful discussion.
Subject Keywords:erbium; microchip lasers; microcavity lasers; sol-gel processing; fibre lasers
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