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Bound-to-continuum and two-phonon resonance, quantum-cascade lasers for high duty cycle, high-temperature operation

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6 Author(s)
Faist, Jerome ; Inst. de Phys., Neuchatel Univ., Switzerland ; Hofstetter, Daniel ; Beck, M. ; Aellen, Thierry
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Recent advances in quantum-cascade (QC) laser active-region design are reviewed. Based on a rate equation model of the active region, we show why new gain regions. based on a two-phonon resonance or a bound-to-continuum transition exhibit significantly better performance than the traditional design based on a three-quantum-well active region. Threshold current densities as low as 3 kA/cm2 at T=300 K, operation with a peak power of 90 mW at 425 K, single-mode high-power operation up to temperatures above 330 K at λ≈16 μm and continuous wave operation up to T=311 K are demonstrated. QC lasers able to operate at high duty cycles (50%) on a Peltier cooler were used in a demonstration of a 300-MHz free-space optical link between two buildings separated by 350 m

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Jun 2002

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