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Home Announcements Events Dr. Se-Heon Kim at IEEE Photonics Winter Topical Meeting, January 9, 2010
Sunday, 06 December 2009 15:32

Dr. Se-Heon Kim at IEEE Photonics Winter Topical Meeting, January 9, 2010

The Evolution from Micro-lasers to Nanolasers and Vertical Cavities to Surface Plasmons

Majorca, Spain
January 9, 2010

Postdoc Se-Heon Kim will be speaking at the the third annual IEEE Photonics Winter Topical Meeting on January 9, 2010 in Majorca, Spain


Lithography and dry etching has evolved to replace highly accurate crystal growth to enable the definition of high-Q optical cavities with ultra-small mode volumes. These "printed" optical cavities can now be used to define micro- and nano-lasers in which the three-dimensional geometry is used to control the laser performance, and that can be lithographically coupled together in-plane. Advanced microcavity lasers now include photonic crystal mirrors and surface plasmon contact geometries. These new  methods for obtaining ever-smaller mode volumes leading to the emergence of a new class of lasers with excellent performance and speed. Here, the evolution of microcavities into nanocavity lasers is reviewed, with emphasis on application opportunities of the resulting devices.


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