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

A. Hangauer, G. 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 publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2014
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992, 9781557529992
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/8/146/13/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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