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 publicationLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Subtitle of host publication2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010
StatePublished - Oct 11 2010
EventLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010

Other

OtherLasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/16/105/21/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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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 Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010 [5499970] (Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference: 2010 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO/QELS 2010).