Measurement of radiative, Auger, and nonradiative currents in 1.3-μm InGaAsP buried heterostructure lasers

Olshansky, Robert; LaCourse, Joanne; Chow, Terrance; Powazinik, William
February 1987
Applied Physics Letters;2/9/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p310
Academic Journal
Frequency response measurements are used to determine the carrier lifetime of 1.3-μm InGaAsP buried heterostructure lasers between 1 mA and threshold. The data confirm previous results on the radiative and Auger recombination coefficients and reveal the presence of a nonradiative current which dominates at low currents and contributes 4 mA at threshold.


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