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Title: Lasing from InP Nanowire Photonic Crystals on InP Substrate
Abstract

2D photonic crystal (PhC) lasing from an InP nanowire array still attached to the InP substrate is demonstrated for the first time. The undoped wurtzite InP nanowire array is grown by selective area epitaxy and coated with a 10 nm thick Al2O3film to suppress atmospheric oxidation and band‐bending effects. The PhC array displays optically pumped lasing at room temperature at a pulsed threshold fluence of 14 µJ cm−2. At liquid nitrogen temperature, the array shows lasing under continuous wave excitation at a threshold intensity of 500 W cm−2. The output power of the single mode laser line reaches values of 470 µW. Rate equation calculations indicate a quality factor ofQ ≈ 1000. Investigations near threshold reveal that lasing starts from isolated islands within the pumped region before coherently merging into a single homogeneous area with increasing excitation power. This field emits a lasing mode with an average off‐normal angle of ≈6°. Single mode lasing with the nanoarray still attached to the InP substrate opens new design opportunities for electrically pumped PhC laser light sources.

 
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Award ID(s):
2004768
NSF-PAR ID:
10453506
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Advanced Optical Materials
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
ISSN:
2195-1071
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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