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Superfluorescent laser sources based on single-wall carbon nanotube films (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Zhongqu Long; Yongrui Wang; Kankan Cong; G. Timothy Noe II; Junichiro Kono; Alexey A. Belyanin

Paper Abstract

High-quality thin films of highly aligned semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes have been recently demonstrated. They have excellent absorption and photoluminescence properties; however, fast nonradiative recombination of carriers prevents their use as a gain medium in lasers. Here we predict that such films can operate as efficient sources of ultrashort radiation pulses under the conditions of superfluorescence, i.e. cooperative interband recombination of injected electrons and holes. Superfluorescence develops much faster than nonradiative recombination and leads to high-intensity, coherent pulses of near/mid-infrared radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10123, Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVI, 1012317 (20 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256912
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Zhongqu Long, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Yongrui Wang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Kankan Cong, Rice Univ. (United States)
G. Timothy Noe II, Rice Univ. (United States)
Junichiro Kono, Rice Univ. (United States)
Alexey A. Belyanin, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10123:
Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVI
Alexey A. Belyanin; Peter M. Smowton, Editor(s)

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