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Title: Multicolor photonic crystal laser array

Abstract

A multicolor photonic crystal laser array comprises pixels of monolithically grown gain sections each with a different emission center wavelength. As an example, two-dimensional surface-emitting photonic crystal lasers comprising broad gain-bandwidth III-nitride multiple quantum well axial heterostructures were fabricated using a novel top-down nanowire fabrication method. Single-mode lasing was obtained in the blue-violet spectral region with 60 nm of tuning (or 16% of the nominal center wavelength) that was determined purely by the photonic crystal geometry. This approach can be extended to cover the entire visible spectrum.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1178664
Patent Number(s):
9020005
Application Number:
14/171,231
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Wright, Jeremy B, Brener, Igal, Subramania, Ganapathi S, Wang, George T, and Li, Qiming. Multicolor photonic crystal laser array. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Wright, Jeremy B, Brener, Igal, Subramania, Ganapathi S, Wang, George T, & Li, Qiming. Multicolor photonic crystal laser array. United States.
Wright, Jeremy B, Brener, Igal, Subramania, Ganapathi S, Wang, George T, and Li, Qiming. Tue . "Multicolor photonic crystal laser array". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1178664.
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