UV Lasing Near the First ΓL-Pseudogap of ZnO Inverse Opals
We demonstrate room temperature UV lasing of ZnO photonic crystals. Tuning the first Γ-L pseudogap to the gain spectrum leads to a five-fold reduction in lasing threshold due to the enhanced confinement of light.
M. Scharrer et al., "UV Lasing Near the First ΓL-Pseudogap of ZnO Inverse Opals," Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Optical Society of America (OSA), Oct 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2006.FTuI3
Frontiers in Optics (2006: Oct. 10, Rochester, NY)
Keywords and Phrases
Silicate Minerals; Gain Spectra; Inverse Opal; Lasing Threshold; Pseudo-gap; Room Temperature; UV Lasing; ZnO; Zinc Oxide
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