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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 19, 2012

Quantum dot selective area intermixing for broadband light sources

K. J. Zhou, Q. Jiang, Z. Y. Zhang, S. M. Chen, H. Y. Liu, Z. H. Lu, K. Kennedy, S. J. Matcher, and R. A. Hogg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26950-26957 (2012)

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We report a comparison of different capping materials on the intermixing of modulation p-doped InAs/In(Ga)As quantum dots (QD). QD materials with different caps are shown to exhibit significant difference in their optical properties during the annealing process. The selective area intermixing technique is demonstrated to laterally integrate two and three different QD light emitting devices with a single electrical contact. A spectral bandwidth of 240nm centered at 1188nm is achieved in a device with two sections. By calculating the point spread function for the obtained emission spectra, and applying the Rayleigh criteria for resolution, an axial resolution of 3.5μm is deduced. A three section device realizes a spectral bandwidth of 310nm centered at 1145nm. This corresponds to an axial resolution of 2.4μm. Such a small predicted axial resolution is highly desirable in optical coherence tomography system and other coherence-based systems applications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Original Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2012
Published: November 15, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

K. J. Zhou, Q. Jiang, Z. Y. Zhang, S. M. Chen, H. Y. Liu, Z. H. Lu, K. Kennedy, S. J. Matcher, and R. A. Hogg, "Quantum dot selective area intermixing for broadband light sources," Opt. Express 20, 26950-26957 (2012)

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