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Thermal analysis of mid-infrared quantum-cascade lasers
Author(s): Craig A. Evans; Dragan Indjin; Zoran Ikonić; Paul Harrison
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical thermal analysis of mid-infrared quantum-cascade lasers (QCLs) using a two-dimensional anisotropic heat diffusion model. Several InP-based devices are simulated over a range of operating conditions in order to extract temperature-dependent thermal resistances. These thermal resistances are used to compare the effectiveness of various heat management techniques. Finally, heat flow analysis is performed in order to understand the internal thermal dynamics of these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6889, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI, 688912 (22 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784325
Show Author Affiliations
Craig A. Evans, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Dragan Indjin, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Zoran Ikonić, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Paul Harrison, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6889:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI
Marek Osinski; Fritz Henneberger; Keiichi Edamatsu, Editor(s)

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