20 September 2017 Gamma irradiation of Fabry–Perot interband cascade lasers
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The effects of gamma radiation on Fabry–Perot interband cascade lasers (ICLs) were investigated. Two ICLs were exposed to cobalt-60 gamma rays for a total dose of 500 krad(Si) each. The ICLs do not show any evidence of changes in performance, including output power, threshold current, slope efficiency, or spectral frequency. These results demonstrate that ICLs are insensitive to gamma irradiation up to exposure rates above those normally encountered within a shielded spacecraft.
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Tanya L. Myers, Tanya L. Myers, Bret D. Cannon, Bret D. Cannon, Carolyn S. Brauer, Carolyn S. Brauer, Chadwick L. Canedy, Chadwick L. Canedy, Chul Soo Kim, Chul Soo Kim, Mijin Kim, Mijin Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Charles D. Merritt, William W. Bewley, William W. Bewley, Igor Vurgaftman, Igor Vurgaftman, Jerry R. Meyer, Jerry R. Meyer, } "Gamma irradiation of Fabry–Perot interband cascade lasers," Optical Engineering 57(1), 011016 (20 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.1.011016 . Submission: Received: 6 June 2017; Accepted: 31 August 2017
Received: 6 June 2017; Accepted: 31 August 2017; Published: 20 September 2017


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