Laser & Photonics Reviews

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Editor: Katja Paff

Impact Factor: 8.008

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 4/86 (Optics); 10/143 (Physics Applied); 10/67 (Physics Condensed Matter)

Online ISSN: 1863-8899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Optical Materials, Journal of Biophotonics


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  1. Original Papers

    1. Diffusion-driven continuous-wave-pumped organic dye lasers

      David M. Coles, Aurélien A. P. Trichet, Philip R. Dolan, Robert A. Taylor, Claire Vallance and Jason M. Smith

      Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201500090

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      An organic dye laser with ultra-small mode volume of approximately 11 cubic microns is demonstrated. The self-diffusion of the dye molecules within the cavity replenishes the gain medium on a timescale concomitant with the photobleaching time of the dye, allowing for operation in the continuous wave pumping regime for 10's of seconds. These compact lasers could find application in lab-on-a-chip spectroscopy systems.

    2. Modulation bandwidth and energy efficiency of metallic cavity semiconductor nanolasers with inclusion of noise effects

      K. Ding, J. O. Diaz, D. Bimberg and C. Z. Ning

      Article first published online: 24 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201500037

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      Energy efficiency, or amount of energy consumed per bit of information transmitted by a semiconductor laser, is considered for the first time in a systematic fashion using the example of metallic cavity nanolasers. Special emphasis is placed on the interplay between device size, energy efficiency, data transmission rate, and bit-error rate of transmission. A comprehensive approach is used to design a nanolaser with low energy at a high data rate.

    3. Vertical transport of subwavelength localized surface electromagnetic modes

      Fei Gao, Zhen Gao, Youming Zhang, Xihang Shi, Zhaoju Yang and Baile Zhang

      Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201500117

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      Vertical transport of subwavelength electromagnetic (EM) modes has been achieved through near-field coupling of highly confined surface EM modes supported by designer plasmon resonators, which are usually in a two-dimensional configuration. This vertical transportation has been verified by dispersion calculation with coupled-mode theory and transmission and near-field scanning experiments.


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