Diode-pumped organo-lead halide perovskite lasing in a metal-clad distributed feedback resonator

Yufei Jia, Ross A. Kerner, Alex J. Grede, Alyssa N. Brigeman, Barry P. Rand, Noel C. Giebink

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Organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite semiconductors have recently reignited the prospect of a tunable, solution-processed diode laser, which has the potential to impact a wide range of optoelectronic applications. Here, we demonstrate a metal-clad, second-order distributed feedback methylammonium lead iodide perovskite laser that marks a significant step toward this goal. Optically pumping this device with an InGaN diode laser at low temperature, we achieve lasing above a threshold pump intensity of 5 kW/cm2 for durations up to ∼25 ns at repetition rates exceeding 2 MHz. We show that the lasing duration is not limited by thermal runaway and propose instead that lasing ceases under continuous pumping due to a photoinduced structural change in the perovskite that reduces the gain on a submicrosecond time scale. Our results indicate that the architecture demonstrated here could provide the foundation for electrically pumped lasing with a threshold current density Jth < 5 kA/cm2 under sub-20 ns pulsed drive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4624-4629
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 13 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Lead halide perovskite
  • diode laser
  • distributed feedback
  • laser


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