Reliability of strain-balanced Ga 0.331in 0.669As/ Al 0.659in 0.341As/InP quantum-cascade lasers under continuous-wave room-temperature operation

A. Evans, M. Razeghi*

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Abstract

The reliability of high power strain-balanced Ga 0.331In 0.669As/Al 0.659In 0.341As/InP intersubband quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) emitting at a wavelength of 4.6 μm has been studied. Constant current aging is reported for two randomly selected high-reflectivity-coated QCLs with an output power over 100 mW. QCLs are tested under continuous-wave operation at a heat sink temperature of 298 K(25°C) corresponding to an internal temperature of 378 K (105°C). Over 4000 h of continuous testing is reported without any decrease in output power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number261106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume88
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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