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Modeling of mid-IR type-II interband cascade lasers
Author(s): Yao-Ming Mu; C.H. Thompson Lin; Shin Shem Pei
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Paper Abstract

The active region of a type-II mid-IR quantum cascade laser with improved high-temperature performance is investigated by multiband k(DOT)p methods. The calculated results show that internal losses due to intervalence absorption have been suppressed successfully in this active region. A fourteen-band k(DOT)p approach is used and results for short period type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices are compared with an eight-band k(DOT)p method and a plane wave pseudopotential method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391438
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Yao-Ming Mu, Univ. of Houston (United States)
C.H. Thompson Lin, Univ. of Houston and Applied Optoelectronics (United States)
Shin Shem Pei, Univ. of Houston (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3944:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
Rolf H. Binder; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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