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Heterojunction laser diodes subjected to ionizing radiation
Author(s): Dan G. Sporea; Andrei Costel Florean; Mihaela Gherendi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report original results related to the degradation of laser diodes parameters, as they are subjected to electron-beam and gamma-ray irradiation. For this purpose, we investigated two double heterostructures laser diodes, operating at 808 nm, 850 nm respectively. The maximum emitted optical power was in the range of 5 -6 mW, in CW operation mode. Radiation induced modifications of laser diodes electrical, optoelectrinc and optical parameters were studied. Simultaneously, the responsivity of the embedded photodiode was monitored. Slightly changes in the laser threshold current, emitted radiation wavelength, serial resistance and external quantum efficiency were observed, while more important variations of the photodiode responsivity and laser diode spectral distribution were noticed. The temperature dependence of device parameters after the irradiation was also studied. The work under way is performed in the frame of EU’s Fusion Programme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5227, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies, (30 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.520113
Show Author Affiliations
Dan G. Sporea, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Andrei Costel Florean, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Mihaela Gherendi, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5227:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies
Ovidiu Iancu; Adrian Manea; Dan Cojoc, Editor(s)

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