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Performance benefits of nonlinear quantum cascade sources
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Paper Abstract

We discuss practical benefits of the nonlinear active quantum-cascade structures that support both laser action and, at the same time, nonlinear self-conversion of laser light into coherent radiation at different frequencies. We show that the proposed approach can greatly enhance the performance of quantum cascade lasers and provide new functionalities. Examples considered include extreme frequency up- or down-conversion, fast and wide-range electric tuning, and multi-frequency generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6133, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers V, 61330Z (22 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641475
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey Belyanin, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Feng Xie, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Federico Capasso, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Claire Gmachl, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Oana Malis, Bell Labs., Lucent Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6133:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers V
Carmen Mermelstein; David P. Bour, Editor(s)

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