Evidence of cascaded emission in a dual-wavelength quantum cascade laser

Kale J. Franz, Daniel Wasserman, Anthony J. Hoffman, David C. Jangraw, Kuen Ting Shiu, Stephen R. Forrest, Claire F. Gmachl

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Abstract

This letter reports on a quantum cascade laser that exhibits simultaneous dual-wavelength emission from two consecutive optical transitions in each active region. These "cascaded" transitions-a second-excited state to first-excited state and a first-excited state to ground state-yield light at ∼9.5 and ∼8.2 μm, respectively, in good agreement with simulations. The two lasing wavelengths have similar thresholds at the leading edge of a current pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 12 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Franz, K. J., Wasserman, D., Hoffman, A. J., Jangraw, D. C., Shiu, K. T., Forrest, S. R., & Gmachl, C. F. (2007). Evidence of cascaded emission in a dual-wavelength quantum cascade laser. Applied Physics Letters, 90(9), [091104]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2709970