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  • Tuneable red, green, and blue single-mode lasing in heterogeneously coupled organic spherical microcavities.

Tuneable red, green, and blue single-mode lasing in heterogeneously coupled organic spherical microcavities.

Light, science & applications (2020-09-10)
Yuxiang Du, Chang-Ling Zou, Chunhuan Zhang, Kang Wang, Chan Qiao, Jiannian Yao, Yong Sheng Zhao
ABSTRACT

Tuneable microlasers that span the full visible spectrum, particularly red, green, and blue (RGB) colors, are of crucial importance for various optical devices. However, RGB microlasers usually operate in multimode because the mode selection strategy cannot be applied to the entire visible spectrum simultaneously, which has severely restricted their applications in on-chip optical processing and communication. Here, an approach for the generation of tuneable multicolor single-mode lasers in heterogeneously coupled microresonators composed of distinct spherical microcavities is proposed. With each microcavity serving as both a whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) resonator and a modulator for the other microcavities, a single-mode laser has been achieved. The colors of the single-mode lasers can be freely designed by changing the optical gain in coupled cavities owing to the flexibility of the organic materials. Benefiting from the excellent compatibility, distinct color-emissive microspheres can be integrated to form a heterogeneously coupled system, where tuneable RGB single-mode lasing is realized owing to the capability for optical coupling between multiple resonators. Our findings provide a comprehensive understanding of the lasing modulation that might lead to innovation in structure designs for photonic integration.

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1,4-Dibromo-2,5-dimethylbenzene, 98%