Negative differential resistance and pulse instabilities in minimalized quantum cascade laser structures

Kale J. Franz, James J.J. Raftery, Peter Q. Liu, Anthony J. Hoffman, Matthew D. Escarra, Scott S. Howard, Yamac Dikmelik, Jacob B. Khurgin, Xiaojun Wang, Jen Yu Fan, Claire F. Gmachl

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Abstract

We study high performing mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers with highly discretized injector regions. We observe negative differential resistance features of ~2V that persist to room temperature and pulse instabilities below 180 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 31 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/31/096/5/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Franz, K. J., Raftery, J. J. J., Liu, P. Q., Hoffman, A. J., Escarra, M. D., Howard, S. S., Dikmelik, Y., Khurgin, J. B., Wang, X., Fan, J. Y., & Gmachl, C. F. (2009). Negative differential resistance and pulse instabilities in minimalized quantum cascade laser structures. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).