UV lasing near the first ΓL-pseudogap of ZnO inverse opals

Michael Scharrer, Xiaohua Wu, Alexey Yamilov, Hui Cao, Robert P.H. Chang

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We demonstrate room temperature UV lasing of ZnO photonic crystals. Tuning the first Γ-L pseudogap to the gain spectrum leads to a five-fold reduction in lasing threshold due to the enhanced confinement of light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528187, 9781557528186
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2006Oct 10 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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