A periodic array of thin slits opened on a metallic surface can act as a one-dimensional photonic crystal for the propagation of surface-plasmon waves. We have used such structure for the implementation of distributed feedback resonators in quantum cascade lasers emitting near 2.5 THz. Single-mode emission, stable at all injection currents and operating temperatures, was achieved both in pulsed and continuous wave. The devices exhibited output powers of several milliwatts with low threshold current densities of ∼100 A cm2.

High-performance operation of single-mode terahertz quantum cascade lasers with metallic gratings

TREDICUCCI, ALESSANDRO
Secondo
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2005

Abstract

A periodic array of thin slits opened on a metallic surface can act as a one-dimensional photonic crystal for the propagation of surface-plasmon waves. We have used such structure for the implementation of distributed feedback resonators in quantum cascade lasers emitting near 2.5 THz. Single-mode emission, stable at all injection currents and operating temperatures, was achieved both in pulsed and continuous wave. The devices exhibited output powers of several milliwatts with low threshold current densities of ∼100 A cm2.
L., Mahler; Tredicucci, Alessandro; R., Koehler; F., Beltram; H. E., Beere; E. H., Linfield; D. A., Ritchie
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