Anapole nanolasers for mode-locking and ultrafast pulse generation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624031
Title:
Anapole nanolasers for mode-locking and ultrafast pulse generation
Authors:
Gongora, J. S. Totero ( 0000-0003-2300-4218 ) ; Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.; Kivshar, Yuri S.; Fratalocchi, Andrea ( 0000-0001-6769-4439 )
Abstract:
Nanophotonics is a rapidly developing field of research with many suggestions for a design of nanoantennas, sensors and miniature metadevices. Despite many proposals for passive nanophotonic devices, the efficient coupling of light to nanoscale optical structures remains a major challenge. In this article, we propose a nanoscale laser based on a tightly confined anapole mode. By harnessing the non-radiating nature of the anapole state, we show how to engineer nanolasers based on InGaAs nanodisks as on-chip sources with unique optical properties. Leveraging on the near-field character of anapole modes, we demonstrate a spontaneously polarized nanolaser able to couple light into waveguide channels with four orders of magnitude intensity than classical nanolasers, as well as the generation of ultrafast (of 100 fs) pulses via spontaneous mode locking of several anapoles. Anapole nanolasers offer an attractive platform for monolithically integrated, silicon photonics sources for advanced and efficient nanoscale circuitry.
KAUST Department:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Electrical Engineering Program; PRIMALIGHT Research Group
Citation:
Totero Gongora JS, Miroshnichenko AE, Kivshar YS, Fratalocchi A (2017) Anapole nanolasers for mode-locking and ultrafast pulse generation. Nature Communications 8: 15535. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15535.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications
KAUST Grant Number:
OSR-2016-CRG5-2995
Issue Date:
31-May-2017
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms15535
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
A.F. acknowledges funding support from KAUST (Award No. OSR-2016-CRG5-2995). For the computer time, we have used the resources of the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory and the Redragon cluster of the PRIMALIGHT group.
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https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15535
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dc.contributor.authorGongora, J. S. Toteroen
dc.contributor.authorMiroshnichenko, Andrey E.en
dc.contributor.authorKivshar, Yuri S.en
dc.contributor.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T06:02:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-05T06:02:23Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-31en
dc.identifier.citationTotero Gongora JS, Miroshnichenko AE, Kivshar YS, Fratalocchi A (2017) Anapole nanolasers for mode-locking and ultrafast pulse generation. Nature Communications 8: 15535. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15535.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms15535en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/624031-
dc.description.abstractNanophotonics is a rapidly developing field of research with many suggestions for a design of nanoantennas, sensors and miniature metadevices. Despite many proposals for passive nanophotonic devices, the efficient coupling of light to nanoscale optical structures remains a major challenge. In this article, we propose a nanoscale laser based on a tightly confined anapole mode. By harnessing the non-radiating nature of the anapole state, we show how to engineer nanolasers based on InGaAs nanodisks as on-chip sources with unique optical properties. Leveraging on the near-field character of anapole modes, we demonstrate a spontaneously polarized nanolaser able to couple light into waveguide channels with four orders of magnitude intensity than classical nanolasers, as well as the generation of ultrafast (of 100 fs) pulses via spontaneous mode locking of several anapoles. Anapole nanolasers offer an attractive platform for monolithically integrated, silicon photonics sources for advanced and efficient nanoscale circuitry.en
dc.description.sponsorshipA.F. acknowledges funding support from KAUST (Award No. OSR-2016-CRG5-2995). For the computer time, we have used the resources of the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory and the Redragon cluster of the PRIMALIGHT group.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15535en
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dc.titleAnapole nanolasers for mode-locking and ultrafast pulse generationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPRIMALIGHT Research Groupen
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionNonlinear Physics Centre, Research School for Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australiaen
kaust.authorGongora, J. S. Toteroen
kaust.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
kaust.grant.numberOSR-2016-CRG5-2995en
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