A THz (lambdasimilar to80 mum) quantum-cascade laser utilizing alternating photon- and phonon-emitting stages has been developed to achieve efficient extraction of electrons from the lower laser level. Thermal backfilling of electrons is drastically reduced leading to an operation up to 95 K and a weak temperature dependence of the power versus current slope efficiency. The threshold current density is 280 A cm(-2) at 6 K and increases to 580 A cm(-2) at 90 K. Peak output powers of 10 mW at 30 K and 4 mW at 80 K are obtained. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Terahertz quantum-cascade lasers based on an interlaced photon-phonon cascade

TREDICUCCI, ALESSANDRO
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2004

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A THz (lambdasimilar to80 mum) quantum-cascade laser utilizing alternating photon- and phonon-emitting stages has been developed to achieve efficient extraction of electrons from the lower laser level. Thermal backfilling of electrons is drastically reduced leading to an operation up to 95 K and a weak temperature dependence of the power versus current slope efficiency. The threshold current density is 280 A cm(-2) at 6 K and increases to 580 A cm(-2) at 90 K. Peak output powers of 10 mW at 30 K and 4 mW at 80 K are obtained. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.
Kohler, R; Tredicucci, Alessandro; Mauro, C; Beltram, F; Beere, He; Linfield, Eh; Davies, Ag; Ritchie, Da
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