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Design of ultrasmall plasmonic coaxial lasers on Si

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Kim Peng Lim, Chee Wei Lee, Gurpreet Singh, Qian Wang

Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, DSI building, 5 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117608, Singapore

J. Nanophoton. 7(1), 070598 (Dec 16, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JNP.7.070598
History: Received September 16, 2013; Revised November 20, 2013; Accepted November 25, 2013
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Abstract.  An ultrasmall plasmonic coaxial laser made of metal–semiconductor–metal on a silicon substrate through an interlayer bonding was designed. From the effective refractive indices and the transparent material gain, the nanoscale structural dimensions with both the radius and the width at 80 nm for the coaxial plasmonic waveguide were decided. The influence of the interlayer bonding material on the optimization of resonant wavelength and Q-factor was evaluated. A three-dimensional body-of-revolution finite-difference time-domain method was used to show that a coaxial cavity with a SiO2 interlayer can laze at around 1480-nm wavelength with a net optical threshold power density of about 800W/cm2 and a subwavelength mode volume of 0.014(λ/2n)3. This nanolaser on silicon platform will benefit those working on nanophotonic integrated circuits.

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Kim Peng Lim ; Chee Wei Lee ; Gurpreet Singh and Qian Wang
"Design of ultrasmall plasmonic coaxial lasers on Si", J. Nanophoton. 7(1), 070598 (Dec 16, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.7.070598


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