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Octave-spanning THz quantum cascade laser
Author(s): Markus Roesch; Giacomo Scalari; Mattias Beck; Jérôme Faist
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Paper Abstract

We present a THZ quantum cascade laser operating in continuous wave with an emission covering more than one octave in frequency, and displaying homogeneous power distribution among the lasing modes. The gain medium is based on a heterogeneous quantum cascade structure operating in the THz range. Laser emission takes place from 1.64 THz to 3.35 THz with optical powers of 3 mW and 84 modes above threshold. For narrow waveguides a collapse of the free-running beatnote to linewidths of 980 Hz, limited by jitter, indicate frequency comb operation on a spectral bandwidth as wide as 624 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9370, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII, 93701E (8 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076923
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Markus Roesch, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Giacomo Scalari, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Mattias Beck, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Jérôme Faist, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9370:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII
Manijeh Razeghi; Eric Tournié; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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