Limitations to the power output and efficiency of mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers imposed by transport

Yamac Dikmelik, Jacob B. Khurgin, Peter Q. Liu, Matthew D. Escarra, Anthony J. Hoffman, Kale J. Franz, Claire F. Gmachl

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Abstract

We use a density-matrix framework to evaluate the wallplug efficiency of mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers. We assess the limitations to maximum current and internal efficiency, imposed by injection coupling and current leakage, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/16/105/21/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Dikmelik, Y., Khurgin, J. B., Liu, P. Q., Escarra, M. D., Hoffman, A. J., Franz, K. J., & Gmachl, C. F. (2010). Limitations to the power output and efficiency of mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers imposed by transport. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2010 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).