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High-temperature characteristics of 1.55-um InGaAs/InGaAsP strain-compensated multiple-quantum-well lasers
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Paper Abstract

Under the condition of zero net strain, the effect of high temperature on the optical gain and threshold characteristics and the dependence of the characteristic temperature on the cavity length are analyzed theoretically for InGaAs/InGaAsP strain-compensated multiple quantum well (SCMQW) lasers lattice-matched to InP around 1.55 micrometers wavelength emission. The computed results show that as the temperature increases, both the threshold carrier density and the threshold current density increase. As the cavity length increases, the characteristic temperature increases and the temperature dependence becomes better. The characteristic temperature of a SCMQW laser is higher than that of a strain-compensated single quantum well (SCSQW) laser. Therefore, the temperature dependence of the SCMQW laser is better than that of the SCSQW laser. In addition, we find that in order to always keep 1.55 micrometers wavelength emission, certain relations exist among the well width, cavity length and temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4602, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Device Manufacturing and Applications, (16 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445725
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Chunsheng Ma, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wenbin Guo, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shiyong Liu, Jilin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4602:
Semiconductor Optoelectronic Device Manufacturing and Applications

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