TITLE

Enhanced modulation bandwidth of GaAlAs double heterostructure lasers in high magnetic fields: Dynamic response with quantum wire effects

AUTHOR(S)
Arakawa, Y.; Vahala, K.; Yariv, A.; Lau, K.
PUB. DATE
December 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/1/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p1142
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The modulation bandwidth of GaAlAs double heterostructure (DH) lasers in high magnetic fields is measured. We found that the modulation bandwidth is enhanced by 1.4× with a magnetic field of 20 T. This improvement is believed to result from the increase of the differential gain due to two-dimensional carrier confinement effects in the high magnetic field (quantum wire effects). A comparison of the experimental results with a theoretical analysis indicates that the intraband relaxation time τin of the measured DH laser in the range of 0.1 to 0.2 ps.
ACCESSION #
9818620

 

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