Room-temperature near-infrared high-Q perovskite whispering-gallery planar nanolasers

Nano Lett. 2014 Oct 8;14(10):5995-6001. doi: 10.1021/nl503057g. Epub 2014 Sep 10.


Near-infrared (NIR) solid-state micro/nanolasers are important building blocks for true integration of optoelectronic circuitry. Although significant progress has been made in III-V nanowire lasers with achieving NIR lasing at room temperature, challenges remain including low quantum efficiencies and high Auger losses. Importantly, the obstacles toward integrating one-dimensional nanowires on the planar ubiquitous Si platform need to be effectively tackled. Here we demonstrate a new family of planar room-temperature NIR nanolasers based on organic-inorganic perovskite CH3NH3PbI(3-a)X(a) (X = I, Br, Cl) nanoplatelets. Their large exciton binding energies, long diffusion lengths, and naturally formed high-quality planar whispering-gallery mode cavities ensure adequate gain and efficient optical feedback for low-threshold optically pumped in-plane lasing. We show that these remarkable wavelength tunable whispering-gallery nanolasers can be easily integrated onto conductive platforms (Si, Au, indium tin oxide, and so forth). Our findings open up a new class of wavelength tunable planar nanomaterials potentially suitable for on-chip integration.

Keywords: Organic−inorganic perovskites; nanoplatelets; near-infrared lasers; on-chip integration; wavelength tunable; whispering gallery mode lasing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't