Excited-state absorption in high-power mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers

Yamac Dikmelik, Jacob B. Khurgin, Anthony J. Hoffman, Scott S. Howard, Kale J. Franz, Claire F. Gmachl

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The loss due to excited-state absorption into the continuum was calculated for high-power mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers. We find this loss to be a significant fraction of the gain at the laser wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/QELS
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008
EventConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/QELS 2008 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 4 2008May 9 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/QELS

Other

OtherConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/QELS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/4/085/9/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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