On the modified active region design of interband cascade lasers

M. Motyka, K. Ryczko, M. Dyksik, G. Sęk, J. Misiewicz, R. Weih, M. Dallner, S. Höfling, M. Kamp

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Abstract

Type II InAs/GaInSb quantum wells (QWs) grown on GaSb or InAs substrates and designed to be integrated in the active region of interband cascade lasers (ICLs) emitting in the mid infrared have been investigated. Optical spectroscopy, combined with band structure calculations, has been used to probe their electronic properties. A design with multiple InAs QWs has been compared with the more common double W-shaped QW and it has been demonstrated that it allows red shifting the emission wavelength and enhancing the transition oscillator strength. This can be beneficial for the improvements of the ICLs performances, especially when considering their long-wavelength operation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number084312
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume117
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2015

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