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Title: Multicolor photonic crystal laser array

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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178664
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SSO
Patent Number(s):
9,020,005
Application Number:
14/171,231
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 03
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Other works cited in this record:

Two-Dimensional Photonic Band-Gap Defect Mode Laser
journal, June 1999

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