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Yb-doped glass microcavity laser operation in water

Ostby, Eric P. and Vahala, Kerry J. (2009) Yb-doped glass microcavity laser operation in water. Optics Letters, 34 (8). pp. 1153-1155. ISSN 0146-9592. doi:10.1364/OL.34.001153.

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A ytterbium-doped silica microcavity laser demonstrates stable laser emission while completely submerged in water. To our knowledge, it is the first solid-state laser whose cavity mode interacts with water. The device generates more than 2 μW of output power. The laser performance is presented, and low-concentration biosensing is discussed as a potential application.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Optical Society of America. Received January 12, 2009; revised February 28, 2009; accepted March 1, 2009; posted March 6, 2009 (Doc. ID 106263); published April 3, 2009. The authors thank A. Armani (University of Southern California) for advice on microtoroid testing in water. This work was financially supported by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Center for Optofluidic Integration. OCIS codes: 140.3945, 140.3615, 160.6060.
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