Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Very high-average-power quantum cascade lasers by GasMBE
Author(s): Steven Slivken; Manijeh Razeghi
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Very high average power QCLs are demonstrated within the 5.8 - 9 μm wavelength range. At longer wavelengths, scaling of the power is demonstrated by increasing the number of emitting regions in the waveguide core. At λ = 9 μm, over 3.5 W of peak power per facet has been demonstrated at room temperature for a single 25 μm by 3 mm diode, with an average power of 150 mW at 6% duty cycle. At shorter wavelengths, highly strain-balanced heterostructures are used to create a high coduction band offset and minimize leakage current. At λ = 6 μm, utilizing a high reflective coating and epilayer-down mounting of the laser, we demonstrate 225 mW of average power from a single facet at room temperature. Increasing the conduction band offset further and optimizing the doping in the injector region has led to demonstration of > 250 mW average power (λ = 5.8 μm) at > 50% duty cycle for a 20 μm by 2 mm HR coated diode bonded epilayer-down to a copper heatsink. Also at room temperature, use of Au electroplating and wider ridges has allowed us to further demonstrate without epilayer-down bonding, 0.67 W average power at 17% duty cycle from a single 40 μm by 2 mm HR coated laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4999, Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507398
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Slivken, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4999:
Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top