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Mid-infrared electroluminescence from InAs self-assembled quantum dots
Author(s): D. Wasserman; S. H. Howard; C. Gmachl; S. A. Lyon; J. Cederberg; E. A. Shaner
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Paper Abstract

Electroluminescence from self-assembled InAs quantum dots in cascade-like unipolar heterostructures is demonstrated. Initial results show weak luminescence signals in the mid-infrared from such structures, though more recent designs exhibit significantly stronger luminescence with improved designs of the active region of these devices. Further studies of mid-infrared emitting quantum dot structures have shown anisotropically polarized emission at multiple wavelengths. A qualitative explanation of such luminescence is developed and used to understand the growth morphology of buried quantum dots grown on AlAs layers. Finally, a novel design for future mid-infrared quantum dot emitters, intended to increase excited state scattering times and, at the same time, more efficiently extract carriers from the lowest states of our quantum dots, is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6386, Optical Methods in the Life Sciences, 63860E (19 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689191
Show Author Affiliations
D. Wasserman, Princeton Univ. (United States)
S. H. Howard, Princeton Univ. (United States)
C. Gmachl, Princeton Univ. (United States)
S. A. Lyon, Princeton Univ. (United States)
J. Cederberg, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
E. A. Shaner, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6386:
Optical Methods in the Life Sciences
Alexey A. Belyanin; Mostafa Analoui; Rebekah Anna Drezek; Claire F. Gmachl, Editor(s)

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