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Large-scale statistics for threshold optimization of optically pumped nanowire lasers

Alanis, JA and Saxena, D and Mokkapati, S and Jiang, N and Peng, K and Tang, X and Fu, L and Tan, HH and Jagadish, C and Parkinson, P (2017) Large-scale statistics for threshold optimization of optically pumped nanowire lasers. Nano Letters, 17. pp. 4860-4865. ISSN 1530-6984

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Single nanowire lasers based on bottom-up III-V materials have been shown to exhibit roomerature near-infrared lasing, making them highly promising for use as nanoscale, silicon-integrable, and coherent light sources. While lasing behavior is reproducible, small variations in growth conditions across a substrate arising from the use of bottom-up growth techniques can introduce interwire disorder, either through geometric or material inhomogeneity. Nanolasers critically depend on both high material quality and tight dimensional tolerances, and as such, lasing threshold is both sensitive to and a sensitive probe of such inhomogeneity. We present an all-optical characterization technique coupled to statistical analysis to correlate geometrical and material parameters with lasing threshold. For these multiple-quantum-well nanolasers, it is found that low threshold is closely linked to longer lasing wavelength caused by losses in the core, providing a route to optimized future low-threshold devices. A best-in-group room temperature lasing threshold of 43 μJ cm under pulsed excitation was found, and overall device yields in excess of 50% are measured, demonstrating a promising future for the nanolaser architecture. -2

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 20:30
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2021 22:49
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01725