Nanolasers to enable data storage beyond 10 Tbit in.2

Rabee Ikkawi, Nissim Amos, Alexander Krichevsky, Roman Chomko, Dmitri Litvinov, Sakhrat Khizroev

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A focused ion beam (FIB) fabricated nanolaser is demonstrated to be able to focus light with power of over 250 nW into a 30 nm spot. To fabricate a nanolaser, a 100 nm thick aluminum film was deposited on the emitting edge of a diode laser. FIB was used to etch various apertures into the film. The power was measured by a scanning near-field optical microscope in the near-field regime with a 10 nm separation between the probe and the air bearing surface of the nanolaser. Out of four different shapes under study, "C"-shape aperture was found to have the highest throughput.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number153115
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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