Surface-functionalized silica microsphere lasers

Lan Yang, K. J. Vahala

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Er-doped sol gel films are applied to the surface of silica microspheres to create low-threshold microcavity lasers. By varying the thickness of the applied sol-gel layer, both continuous wave and pulsating modes of operation are possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-457
Number of pages2
JournalOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
StatePublished - 2003
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO); Postconference Digest - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2003Jun 6 2003


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