Room-temperature continuous-wave upconverting micro- and nanolasing for bio-optofluidics
1 Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano P.zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano
2 The molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 94720, Berkeley, California
3 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. 5
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
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Published online: 20 August 2020
Nanolasers that operate under the continuous-wave pump and are robust in diverse environments will make possible compact optoelectronic devices, biomedical imaging, and large-scale quantum photonics. However, current nanolasers require low temperatures or pulsed excitation because their small mode volumes severely limit gain relative to cavity loss. Here, I will present continuous-wave upconverting micro- and nanolasing at room temperature with record-low thresholds and high photostability. I will explore the future implications of such a low-threshold laser for optofluidics.
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