Metal-encased semiconductor nanowires as waveguides for ultrasmall lasers

A. V. Maslov, Cun-Zheng Ning

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Abstract

We show that a semiconductor nanowire encased by a metal offers the smallest laser waveguide, despite the large Joule loss. The TM01 mode immediately above its cut-off is most advantageous for making sub-wavelength lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonic Applications Systems Technologies Conference, PhAST 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528349, 9781557528346
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventPhotonic Applications Systems Technologies Conference, PhAST 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 8 2007May 8 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherPhotonic Applications Systems Technologies Conference, PhAST 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/8/075/8/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Maslov, A. V., & Ning, C-Z. (2007). Metal-encased semiconductor nanowires as waveguides for ultrasmall lasers. In Photonic Applications Systems Technologies Conference, PhAST 2007 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.