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Optical Engineering

Determination of external quantum efficiency in semiconductors using pulsed power-dependent photoluminescence
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Paper Abstract

External quantum efficiency (EQE) is a parameter widely used in various photonic devices. In laser refrigeration of solids, materials with high EQE are essential for achieving net cooling. Pulsed power-dependent photoluminescence measurement is developed and demonstrated to be a rapid and efficient tool to determine the EQE and screen the sample quality before the fabrication process for the application of laser cooling in semiconductors. EQE values obtained from this technique are shown to be consistent with results from other more precise, but time-consuming measurements for various samples at different temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(1) 011106 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.1.011106
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Chengao Wang, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


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