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Spectral, polarization, and power performance characteristics of quantum-well heterostructure laser diodes
Author(s): Valerii K. Kononenko; Boris F. Kuntsevich; Alexander G. Buikevich; Ivan S. Manak
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Paper Abstract

The knowledge of the spectral, power, polarization, and temporal characteristics of laser diodes is of great importance for the development of efficient methods of the light emission control which is required for various applications. In the paper, results of a comprehensive study of the output performance characteristics of quantum-well heterostructure lasers are presented. The main attention is given to asymmetric multiple-quantum-well heterolasers which are possessed of unique functional properties, such as wide-band tuning the emission spectra, multi-wavelength lasing, power switching, and insensitivity to light polarization. The influence of cavity detuning on the nonlinear dynamics of the heterolasers with harmonic modulation of the pump current is analyzed in detail. Four different models of the active medium which allow to simulate different practical situations with respect to the modulation frequency and tuned lasing wavelength are described. Effects of the radiation polarization state on the performance of the heterolasers are studied and operation parameters of the laser diodes required for optoelectronic applications are determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6158, Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004, 615804 (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675759
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Valerii K. Kononenko, Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Boris F. Kuntsevich, Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Alexander G. Buikevich, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)
Ivan S. Manak, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6158:
Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004
Katarzyna Kolacz; Jacek Sochacki, Editor(s)

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