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Applied Physics Letters
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Optical resonance modes have been observed in optically pumped microdisk cavitiesfabricated from 50 Å/50 Å GaN/AlxGa1−xN(x∼0.07) and 45 Å/45 Å InxGa1−xN/GaN(x∼0.15)multiple quantum well structures. Microdisks, approximately 9 μm in diameter and regularly spaced every 50 μm, were formed by an ion beametch process. Individual disks were pumped at 300 and 10 K with 290 nm laser pulses focused to a spot size much smaller than the disk diameter. Optical modes corresponding to (i) the radial mode type with a spacing of 49–51 meV (both TE and TM) and (ii) the Whispering Gallery mode with a spacing of 15–16 meV were observed in the GaN microdisk cavities. The spacings of these modes are consistent with those expected for modes within a resonant cavity of cylindrical symmetry, refractive index, and dimensions of the microdisks under investigation. The GaN-based microdisk cavity is compared with its GaAs counterpart and implications regarding future GaN-based microdisk lasers are discussed.
Mair, R.A., Zeng, K.C., Lin, J.Y., et al. Optical modes within III-nitride multiple quantum well microdisk cavities. Applied Physics Letters, 72, 1530 (1998). Copyright © 1998 AIP Publishing LLC.
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