Low-threshold nanoimprinted lasers using substructured gratings for control of distributed feedback

Emiliano R. Martins, Yue Wang, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Peter J. Skabara, Graham A. Turnbull, Ifor D W Samuel

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Abstract

A nanopatterned polymer design for lasers using substructured gratings to achieve low threshold lasing is presented. The approach provides complete control over the balance between optical feedback and output coupling. Polymer lasers are fabricated by nanoimprint lithography with threshold densities as low as 16 W cm-2, half that of reference distributed feedback lasers with conventional gratings. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Volume1
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • conjugated polymers
  • distributed feedback lasers
  • gratings
  • lasing
  • nanoimprint lithography
  • photonic cavities

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    Martins, E. R., Wang, Y., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Skabara, P. J., Turnbull, G. A., & Samuel, I. D. W. (2013). Low-threshold nanoimprinted lasers using substructured gratings for control of distributed feedback. Advanced Optical Materials, 1(8), 563-566. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201300211