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Title: Optimization of the design and mode of operation of a QD laser for reducing the heat-to-bitrate ratio

Heat dissipation under the high-speed modulation of quantum dot edge-emitting lasers is considered. It is shown that, for a given laser diode, there is a bias current at which the heat-to-bitrate ratio is minimized. Moreover, there exists a certain optimal optical loss of the laser cavity at which the lowest heat-to-bitrate ratio is provided for any design of edge-emitting lasers that can be fabricated from an epitaxial structure. The heat-to-bitrate ratio and the corresponding bitrate are numerically calculated and analytical expressions are derived. It is demonstrated that the heat-to-bitrate ratio of quantum dot edge-emitting lasers can be less than 0.4 pJ/bit at a bitrate exceeding 10 Gbit/s.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ; ;  [2] ; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation)
  2. Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22210579
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; HEAT; LASER CAVITIES; LASERS; QUANTUM DOTS; THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY