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Title: Proton and gamma irradiation of Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers for space qualification

Abstract

Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) were characterized following irradiation by high energy (64 MeV) protons and Cobalt-60 gamma rays. Seven QCLs were exposed to radiation dosages that are typical for a space mission in which the total accumulated dosages from both radiation sources varied from 20 krad(Si) to 46.3 krad(Si). In conclusion, the QCLs did not show any measurable changes in threshold current or slope efficiency suggesting the suitability of QCLs for use in space-based missions.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Space Dynamics Lab., Logan, UT (United States)
  3. Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Contributing Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State University
OSTI Identifier:
1395927
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1172433; OSTI ID: 1436588
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-105067
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935; NN2001000
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830; NA0001740
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Applied Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; quantum cascade lasers; radiation

Citation Formats

Myers, Tanya L., Cannon, Bret D., Brauer, Carolyn S., Hansen, Stewart M., and Crowther, Blake G. Proton and gamma irradiation of Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers for space qualification. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.54.000527.
Myers, Tanya L., Cannon, Bret D., Brauer, Carolyn S., Hansen, Stewart M., & Crowther, Blake G. Proton and gamma irradiation of Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers for space qualification. United States. doi:10.1364/AO.54.000527.
Myers, Tanya L., Cannon, Bret D., Brauer, Carolyn S., Hansen, Stewart M., and Crowther, Blake G. Tue . "Proton and gamma irradiation of Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers for space qualification". United States. doi:10.1364/AO.54.000527.
@article{osti_1395927,
title = {Proton and gamma irradiation of Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers for space qualification},
author = {Myers, Tanya L. and Cannon, Bret D. and Brauer, Carolyn S. and Hansen, Stewart M. and Crowther, Blake G.},
abstractNote = {Fabry-Perot quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) were characterized following irradiation by high energy (64 MeV) protons and Cobalt-60 gamma rays. Seven QCLs were exposed to radiation dosages that are typical for a space mission in which the total accumulated dosages from both radiation sources varied from 20 krad(Si) to 46.3 krad(Si). In conclusion, the QCLs did not show any measurable changes in threshold current or slope efficiency suggesting the suitability of QCLs for use in space-based missions.},
doi = {10.1364/AO.54.000527},
journal = {Applied Optics},
number = 3,
volume = 54,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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