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Room-temperature cw operation of InGaAsP/InP microdisk lasers
Author(s): Damien Courtney; Peter O'Brien; Peter M. W. Skovgaard; John Gerard McInerney; Brian Corbett
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Paper Abstract

Microcavity semiconductor lasers are interesting for fundamentals of controlled spontaneous emission, thresholdless lasing, quantum physical interactions between photons, excitons and cavity polaritons. They also promise novel engineering applications such as low noise oscillators, filters and optoelectronic switches. Microdisk lasers which support whispering gallery modes are especially useful in that they provide 2D wavelength scale confinement. Novel InGaAsP/InP microdisks supported on glass substrates have recently been fabricated in our laboratories and have been pumped optically, resulting in the first CW room temperature lasing in these devices.

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Date Published: 20 April 1998
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3286, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers II, (20 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305455
Show Author Affiliations
Damien Courtney, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Peter O'Brien, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Peter M. W. Skovgaard, Univ. College Cork (Denmark)
John Gerard McInerney, Univ. College Cork and Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Brian Corbett, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3286:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers II
Kent D. Choquette; Robert A. Morgan, Editor(s)

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