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Waveguide embedded plasmon laser with multiplexing and electrical modulation

United States Patent

August 29, 2017
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This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to nanometer scale lasers. In one aspect, a device includes a substrate, a line of metal disposed on the substrate, an insulating material disposed on the line of metal, and a line of semiconductor material disposed on the substrate and the insulating material. The line of semiconductor material overlaying the line of metal, disposed on the insulating material, forms a plasmonic cavity.
Ma; Ren-min (Albany, CA), Zhang; Xiang (Alamo, CA)
The Regents of The University of California (Oakland, CA)
14/ 052,504
October 11, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under Contract No. FA9550-12-1-0197 awarded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The government has certain rights in this invention.