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Title: Coupled-cavity terahertz quantum cascade lasers for single mode operation

We demonstrate the operation of coupled-cavity terahertz frequency quantum-cascade lasers composed of two sub-cavities separated by an air gap realized by optical lithography and dry etching. This geometry allows stable, single mode operation with typical side mode suppression ratios in the 30–40 dB range. We employ a transfer matrix method to model the mode selection mechanism. The obtained results are in good agreement with the measurements and allow prediction of the operating frequency.
Authors:
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  1. Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Université Paris Diderot and CNRS, UMR 7162, 10 rue A. Domont et L. Duquet, 75205 Paris (France)
  2. School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299873
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CAVITIES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; FORECASTING; LASERS; MODE SELECTION; OPERATION; THZ RANGE; TRANSFER MATRIX METHOD