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Title: Gain dynamics of quantum dot devices for dual-state operation

Ground state gain dynamics of In(Ga)As-quantum dot excited state lasers are investigated via single-color ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy below and above lasing threshold. Two-color pump-probe experiments are used to localize lasing and non-lasing quantum dots within the inhomogeneously broadened ground state. Single-color results yield similar gain recovery rates of the ground state for lasing and non-lasing quantum dots decreasing from 6 ps to 2 ps with increasing injection current. We find that ground state gain dynamics are influenced solely by the injection current and unaffected by laser operation of the excited state. This independence is promising for dual-state operation schemes in quantum dot based optoelectronic devices.
Authors:
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  1. Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
  2. Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
  3. Technion Institute of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Haifa (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303883
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COLOR; CURRENTS; EXCITED STATES; GAIN; GALLIUM ADDITIONS; GROUND STATES; INDIUM ARSENIDES; INJECTION; LASERS; PUMPING; QUANTUM DOTS; SPECTROSCOPY