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Optical Engineering

Transport and gain in a quantum cascade laser: model and equivalent circuit
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Paper Abstract

A simple rate-equation-based model for transport and gain in quantum cascade lasers is developed. According to the model, the IV characteristics of a quantum cascade laser can be well described by equivalent circuit containing a serial connection of a Schottky diode, a tunnel diode, and a field-effect transistor. As a consequence, a quantum cascade laser can be described in terms accessible to circuit designers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(11) 111110 doi: 10.1117/1.3498774
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob B. Khurgin, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Yamac Dikmelik, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


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