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Visible submicron microdisk lasers

Zhang, Zhaoyu and Yang, Lan and Liu, Victor and Hong, Ting and Vahala, Kerry and Scherer, Axel (2007) Visible submicron microdisk lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 90 (11). Art. No. 111119. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZHAapl07

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Abstract

The authors describe the performance of submicron microdisk lasers fabricated within InGaP/InGaAlP quantum well material working at room temperature. The smallest lasers, with diameters of approximately 600 nm, feature ultrasmall mode volumes and exhibit single mode operation at low threshold powers. Their small cavity volumes of approximately 0.03 µm^3 enable microdisk lasers to be used as spectroscopic sources. Here the authors demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of visible, monolithically fabricated, submicron microdisk lasers.


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Additional Information:©2007 American Institute of Physics. (Received 10 January 2007; accepted 11 February 2007; published online 16 March 2007) The authors thank Yueming Qiu from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Koichi Okamoto, Terrell Neal, and Tao Lu for the generous help in the fabrication and measurement setup. This work was supported by the AFOSR under Contract No. F49620-03-1-0418 and by the Boeing Corporation under their SRDMA program.
Subject Keywords:microdisc lasers; quantum well lasers; optical fabrication; indium compounds; gallium compounds; aluminium compounds; laser modes; laser cavity resonators; III-V semiconductors
Issue or Number:11
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2714312
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