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Ultrathin Film Lasing

United States Patent Application

20170324215
A1
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Technologies are described for methods to fabricate lasers to amplify light. The methods may comprise depositing nanoparticles on a substrate. The length, width, and height of the nanoparticles may be less than 100 nm. The methods may further comprise distributing the nanoparticles on the substrate to produce a film. The nanoparticles in the film may be coupled nanoparticles. The coupled nanoparticles may be in disordered contact with each other within the film. The distribution may be performed such that constructive interference of the light occurs by multiple scattering at the boundaries of the coupled nanoparticles within the film. The methods may comprise exposing the film to a power source.
Sfeir, Matthew Y. (Bethpage, NY), Appavoo, Kannatassen (Elmhurst, NY), Liu, Xiaoze (Berkeley, CA), Menon, Vinod M. (New York, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton NY)
15/ 586,821
May 4, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The present invention was made with government support under contract numbers DE-AC02-98CH10886 and DE-SC0012704, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and DMR1105392, awarded by the National Science Foundation. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.