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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 18-19 November 2010, Delft, The Netherlands|
|Editors||J. Pozo, M. Mortensen, P. Urbach, X. Leijtens, M. Yousefi|
|Place of Publication||Delft|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|