Surface-emitting distributed feedback quantum-cascade lasers

Schrenk, W.; Finger, N.; Gianordoli, S.; Hvozdara, L.; Strasser, G.; Gornik, E.
October 2000
Applied Physics Letters;10/2/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 14
Academic Journal
We report on the realization of second-order distributed feedback quantum-cascade lasers at λ=9.35 μm, where the active region consists of GaAs, AlGaAs, and strained InGaAs grown on GaAs. A metal-stripe surface grating structure allows a high surface emission efficiency for the TM-polarized light. The emitted power via the surface is in the range of 100 mW and exceeds the emitted power from one facet. A double-lobed surface-emission far-field pattern is obtained for the lasing mode. The single-mode emission wavelength is continuously tunable by the heat sink temperature. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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