Tuning the characteristics of surface plasmon polariton nanolasers by tailoring the dispersion relation

Tien Chang Lu, Yu Hsun Chou, Kuo Bin Hong, Yi Cheng Chung, Tzy Rong Lin, S. M. Arakelian, A. P. Alodjants

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Abstract

Nanolasers with ultra-compact footprint are able to provide high intensity coherent light, which have various potential applications in high capacity signal processing, biosensing, and sub-wavelength imaging. Among various nanolasers, those lasers with cavities surrounded with metals have shown to have superior light emission properties due to the surface plasmon effect providing better field confinement capability and allowing exotic light-matter interaction. In this talk, we report robust ultraviolet ZnO nanolaser by using silver (Ag) [1] and aluminum (Al) [2] to strongly shrink the mode volume. The nanolasers operated at room temperature and even high temperature (353K) shows several distinct features including an extremely small mode volume, large Purcell factor and group index. Comparison of characteristics between Ag- A nd Al-based will also be made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlasmonics
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV
EditorsTakuo Tanaka, Din Ping Tsai
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510611498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event2017 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference on Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2017 Aug 62017 Aug 10

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10346
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference2017 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference on Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period17-08-0617-08-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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