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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23339–23348

Widely tunable mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers using sampled grating reflectors

Tobias S. Mansuripur, Stefan Menzel, Romain Blanchard, Laurent Diehl, Christian Pflügl, Yong Huang, Jae-Hyun Ryou, Russell D. Dupuis, Marko Loncar, and Federico Capasso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23339-23348 (2012)

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We demonstrate a three-section, electrically pulsed quantum cascade laser which consists of a Fabry-Pérot section placed between two sampled grating distributed Bragg reflectors. The device is current-tuned between ten single modes spanning a range of 0.46 μm (63 cm−1), from 8.32 to 8.78 μm. The peak optical output power exceeds 280 mW for nine of the modes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2012
Published: September 26, 2012

Tobias S. Mansuripur, Stefan Menzel, Romain Blanchard, Laurent Diehl, Christian Pflügl, Yong Huang, Jae-Hyun Ryou, Russell D. Dupuis, Marko Loncar, and Federico Capasso, "Widely tunable mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers using sampled grating reflectors," Opt. Express 20, 23339-23348 (2012)

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