We demonstrate a strain-compensated injectorless quantum cascade laser (I-QCL), grown by metal-organic chemical-vapor deposition, with a very low voltage defect operating up to room temperature. We experimentally study the effect of voltage defect on thermal performance by comparing the rise in core temperature over a 300 ns pulse width of I-QCL and conventional QCL, working in pulsed mode using time-resolved step scan. I-QCL shows approximately eight times lower rate of rise in core temperature compared to conventional QCL.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)