Seoul, South Korea - Recent collaborative research conducted by Seoul National University and Australian National University has resulted in the development of a new, more compact, and efficient nanolaser, as reported in the "Nature Photonics" journal.
This advancement in laser technology could have substantial implications for optical and quantum information communication.
Why It Matters:
This development signifies a step forward in addressing the limitations of traditional laser devices, which were often more extensive and less efficient.
Introducing a more compact and efficient laser system could revolutionize how we approach optical communication and quantum information technology.
The Key Points:
- Professor Park Hong-Gyu from Seoul National University and Professor Yuri Kivshar from Australian National University led the research.
- The newly developed nanolaser features a unique "photonic disclination cavity," which utilizes air holes in synthetically produced crystals to create rotating laser light.
- The size of the newly developed photonic insulator is approximately 3.75 times smaller than earlier versions, with a 24-fold increase in efficiency.
- The research findings were experimentally validated, demonstrating the presence of orbital angular momentum in optical vortices.
What They Say:
Professor Park Hong-Gyu highlighted the significance of this development in creating a novel laser structure, emphasizing its potential applications in high-density photon/quantum integrated circuits and its capability for precise control of light characteristics.
This advancement, he notes, opens new avenues for research and development in optics and communication technology.