Polarization switching in GaN nanowire lasers

A. Hurtado, J. B. Wright, Sheng Liu, Q. Li, G. T. Wang, T. S. Luk, J. J. Figiel, K. Cross, G. Balakrishnan, L. F. Lester, I. Brener

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Abstract

The polarization properties of a GaN nanowire laser are studied experimentally by direct analysis of the nanowire's end-facet emission. Linear and elliptical light polarizations are measured at different pumping strengths. Switching between these two polarization states is also observed as the optical excitation is increased. We attribute this polarization switching to a change in the transverse modes due to their different cavity losses.

LanguageEnglish
Article number251107
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2013

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  • polarization
  • nanowire lasers
  • polarimeters
  • III-V semiconductors

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Hurtado, A., Wright, J. B., Liu, S., Li, Q., Wang, G. T., Luk, T. S., ... Brener, I. (2013). Polarization switching in GaN nanowire lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 103(25), [251107]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4835115
Hurtado, A. ; Wright, J. B. ; Liu, Sheng ; Li, Q. ; Wang, G. T. ; Luk, T. S. ; Figiel, J. J. ; Cross, K. ; Balakrishnan, G. ; Lester, L. F. ; Brener, I. / Polarization switching in GaN nanowire lasers. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 103, No. 25.
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Polarization switching in GaN nanowire lasers. / Hurtado, A.; Wright, J. B.; Liu, Sheng; Li, Q.; Wang, G. T.; Luk, T. S.; Figiel, J. J.; Cross, K.; Balakrishnan, G.; Lester, L. F.; Brener, I.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 25, 251107, 16.12.2013.

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Hurtado A, Wright JB, Liu S, Li Q, Wang GT, Luk TS et al. Polarization switching in GaN nanowire lasers. Applied Physics Letters. 2013 Dec 16;103(25). 251107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4835115