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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 13 — Jun. 28, 2004
  • pp: 2972–2976

Third harmonic generation in a Quantum Cascade laser with monolithically integrated resonant optical nonlinearity

Trinesha S. Mosely, Alexey Belyanin, Claire Gmachl, Deborah L. Sivco, Milton L. Peabody, and Alfred Y. Cho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 13, pp. 2972-2976 (2004)

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We present third harmonic generation from an InGaAs/AlInAs Quantum Cascade laser based on a three-well diagonal transition active region with an integrated third-order nonlinear oscillator. The device displays pump radiation at λ~11.1 µm and third order nonlinear light generation at λ~3.7 µm as well as second harmonic generation at λ~5.4 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2004
Published: June 28, 2004

Trinesha Mosely, Alexey Belyanin, Claire Gmachl, Deborah Sivco, Milton Peabody, and Alfred Cho, "Third harmonic generation in a Quantum Cascade laser with monolithically integrated resonant optical nonlinearity," Opt. Express 12, 2972-2976 (2004)

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  10. However, the work reported in [9] was still underway, when the experimental part of the here presented work was concluded.

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