Gain compression in a quantum cascade laser: Connection between high frequency tuning and bending of LI curve

A. Hangauer, Gerard Wysocki

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Abstract

This paper studies relation between high-frequency chirping of a quantum-cascade laser and the curvature of its light-current characteristic. Assuming negligible thermal backfilling and a photon lifetime of 9ps, a gain-compression effect explains both experimental observations.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992
StatePublished - 2014
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

Conference

ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/8/146/13/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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