The authors demonstrate an optically pumped ZnO distributed feedback laser operating at 383 nm. For a large temperature range between 10 and 270 K, the device lased in a single longitudinal mode. Mode selection was accomplished via a third order diffraction grating, which was dry etched into a 120 nm thick Si3 N4 layer deposited on the ZnO active region. They observed a spectral linewidth of 0.4 nm, a pump threshold intensity of 0.12 MW cm2, and a peak output power of 14 mW. From wavelength versus temperature measurements, they deduced a temperature tuning coefficient of the ZnO refractive index of 9× 10-5 K-1.
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