Integrated microlasers using dye-doped polymer printed by laser lithography
Project Description

This UG research project in optics & photonics aims to develop integrated micrometer-sized lasers using dye-doped polymer.

The polymer microlasers will be fabricated on a glass substrate using an advanced three-dimensional laser nano-printing technology available at the Nanosystem Fabrication Facility (NFF).

The student will explore various geometrical designs of the microlasers using a CAD layout drawing tool, including a linear structure, a disk, a ring, a hemisphere, a sphere, or any geometrical structures that can be laser-printed etc. The microlasers can be an individual structure or in an array form.

Such integrated microlasers will be useful light sources for advanced optical sensing.

DELIVERABLES:
• A dye-doped polymer microlaser on a chip patterned by laser nano-printing

Supervisor
POON Andrew Wing On
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
Applicant's Roles

[The project is opened to all students from SENG and SSCI]

TASK OUTLINE:
- Laboratory work with optics and photonics
- Study the literature on the frontier of optics and photonics
- Give monthly project presentations

PRE-REQUISITE / REQUIREMENT:
Strong interest in participating in UG research and hands-on laboratory work in optics and photonics

Applicant's Learning Objectives

- Learn how to use a CAD tool for drawing three-dimensional micro structures
- Learn the fundamental principles of optics and lasers

Complexity of the project
Challenging