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Frequency-Noise Dynamics of Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers

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8 Author(s)
Simone Borri ; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Florence, Italy ; Saverio Bartalini ; Pablo Cancio Pastor ; Iacopo Galli
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By measuring the frequency-noise power spectral density of a cryogenically-cooled mid-infrared quantum cascade laser, we investigate the different contributions to the noise spectrum and identify the main differences with respect to standard bipolar semiconductor devices. In particular, the existence of a thermal cut-off on the 1/f noise allows to identify the current fluctuations through the heterostructure as the physical mechanism, intrinsic to the device, at the basis of the measured flicker noise. This result, marking the difference with bipolar semiconductor devices, is confirmed analyzing the laser frequency response to a modulation of the driving current.

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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 7 )