Luminescence spectra of a quantum-dot cascade laser

Apalkov, V. M.; Chakraborty, Tapash
March 2001
Applied Physics Letters;3/26/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 13, p1820
Academic Journal
A quantum cascade laser in which the quantum wells in the active regions are replaced by quantum dots with their atom-like discrete energy levels is an interesting system with which to study novel features in optical spectroscopy. We study structures suitable for diagonal lasing transitions in coupled dots, and vertical transitions in a single dot. The luminescence spectra as a function of electron number and dot size show that for diagonal transitions a significant amount of blueshift in the emission spectra can be achieved by increasing the electron population in the quantum dots as well as by decreasing the size of the dots. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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