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Published February 3, 2007 | Published
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Visible microdisk and photonic crystals lasers based on InGaP/InGaAlP system


We describe the performance of submicron microdisk and photonic crystal lasers fabricated within InGaP/InGaAlP quantum well material. The smallest lasers, with diameters of approximately 600 nm, feature ultra-small mode volumes and exhibit single mode operation at low threshold powers. Their small cavity volumes of approximately 0.03 μm^3 for microdisk lasers and 0.01 μm^3 for photonic crystal lasers enable them to be used as spectroscopic sources. Here we demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of visible, monolithically fabricated, submicron mode volume lasers.

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© 2007 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We thank Dr. Yueming Qiu from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Koichi Okamoto, Dr. Terrell Neal and Dr. Tao Lu for the generous help in the fabrication and measurement setup. This work was supported by the AFOSR under contract F49620-03-1-0418, by Boeing Corp. under the SRDMA program and by Intel Corp..

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