The development of low-cost, compact, high-power and broadband superluminescent light-emitting diodes is an important research subject for a wide range of applications. We describe how self-assembled quantum-dot structures can provide an efficient means of realizing such devices utilizing a number of their unique physical properties. Such quantum dot superluminescent diodes are leading to a revolution in the development of broadband emitters for widespread medical, biological and telecommunications applications.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2009
Published: January 27, 2010
(2010) Advances in Optics and Photonics
Z. Y. Zhang, R. A. Hogg, X. Q. Lv, and Z. G. Wang, "Self-assembled quantum-dot superluminescent light-emitting diodes," Adv. Opt. Photon. 2, 201-228 (2010)