Gain compression in a quantum cascade laser: Connection between high frequency tuning and bending of LI curve

A. Hangauer, Gerard Wysocki

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Abstract

This paper studies relation between high-frequency chirping of a quantum-cascade laser and the curvature of its light-current characteristic. Assuming negligible thermal backfilling and a photon lifetime of 9ps, a gain-compression effect explains both experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2014-January
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Other

Other2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period6/8/146/13/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Hangauer, A., & Wysocki, G. (2014). Gain compression in a quantum cascade laser: Connection between high frequency tuning and bending of LI curve. In 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014 (Vol. 2014-January). [6989268] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..