2 May 2014 Optical characterization of type II quantum wells for long-wavelength mid-infrared interband cascade lasers
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We present result of optical studies on InAs/GaIn(As)Sb/InAs type II quantum wells predicted for the active region in interband cascade lasers, and further for laser-based gas sensors operating at room temperature in a broad wavelength range of mid infrared. Using photoreflectance spectroscopy supported by electronic structure calculations we determine the oscillator strength of the fundamental optical transition in structures with GaIn(As)Sb material of various compositions hole confinement layer. We show that incorporation of arsenic into this layer can affect several crucial properties significantly like transition wavelength and its probability, but also the structural material quality affecting the radiative efficiency. Also, by using photoluminescence we investigate one of the crucial parameters for the performance of interband cascade lasers, the spectral emission width of type II quantum wells constituting the laser active region.
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Filip Janiak, Marcin Motyka, Grzegorz Sek, Krzysztof Ryczko, Mateusz Dyksik, Jan Misiewicz, Robert Weih, Sven Hofling, Martin Kamp, "Optical characterization of type II quantum wells for long-wavelength mid-infrared interband cascade lasers", Proc. SPIE 9134, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI, 91340V (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052789; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052789
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