We present ring cavity surface emitting (RCSE) quantum cascade lasers operating at temperatures as high as 380 K and above. A reduction in threshold current density and enhanced radiation efficiency are observed as compared to Fabry-Ṕrot (FP) lasers. In continuous wave, the maximum operation temperature of RCSE lasers is 50 K higher than in FP emitters. The devices exhibit single-mode emission at a wavelength around 8μm with a side mode suppression ratio of 30 dB at room temperature. A lithographic tuning of the resonance is achieved by a variation in the grating period. The emitters exhibit a low divergent ring-shaped beam pattern with a lobe separation of ∼1.5°.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)