Metallic DFB lasers

M.J.H. Marell, R. Nötzel, M.K. Smit, M.T. Hill

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Abstract

In this paper we present our latest results on the design, fabrication and characterization of metal coated DFB lasers. These devices are based on a specialform of the metal-insulator-metal waveguides, which support plasmon gap modes. The distributed feedback provides control over the laser ~ wavelength and its emissive properties. The size of the semiconductor core can be as small as 100 nm, which is well below the d~ffraction limit of light. The devices operate in the near-infrared and may eventually be suitablefor low-power, high-speed applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 18-19 November 2010, Delft, The Netherlands
EditorsJ. Pozo, M. Mortensen, P. Urbach, X. Leijtens, M. Yousefi
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherTNO
Pages9-12
ISBN (Print)978-90-78314-15-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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