Fabrication of photonic crystal lasers by nanomolding of solgel glasses

Olivier J.A. Schueller, George M. Whitesides, John A. Rogers, Martin Meier, Ananth Dodabalapur

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The formation, in a single process step, of periodic arrays of features of surface relief with submicrometer lateral dimensions in hybrid organic and inorganic solgel glasses is demonstrated by using elastomeric molding techniques. The lasers formed with molded photonic crystal resonators that consist of triangular, square, and honeycomb lattices of cylindrical posts and holes show emission spectra and lasing thresholds that are similar to devices formed by conventional high resolution photolithographic patterning of thick layers of thermally grown oxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5799-5802
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number27
StatePublished - Sep 20 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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