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Short injector interband cascade lasers in the 3.3–3.6 µm spectral range
2010 Edition, September 1, 2010 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Interband cascade lasers utilizing a shortened injector design with In-free AlSb barriers are presented. 14-cascaded devices exhibit significantly increased optical mode intensity in the active region and T0 values of 58K. Maximum pulsed...

Novel mono mode interband cascade laser sources for challenging TLAS applications in the MIR
2016 Edition, August 1, 2016 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Tunable Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TLAS) in the mid-infrared (MIR) wavelength region from 3 to 6 μm has proven to be a versatile tool for a variety of challenging gas sensing applications, especially for many technologically or environmentally relevant gases...

Short Injector Quantum Cascade Lasers
2010 Edition, Volume 46, May 1, 2010 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

We report our study on the effects of shortened quantum cascade (QC) laser injector regions. While conventional short-wavelength QC lasers typically have around seven or more injector region quantum wells, we investigate QC structures with three and...

Interband Cascade Lasers for gas sensing
2016 Edition, August 1, 2016 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The Interband Cascade Laser (ICL) [1, 2] combines the interband transition as in a conventional diode laser with the cascading scheme of a Quantum Cascade Laser. ICLs allow for an external quantum efficiency greater...

Interband cascade lasers for wavelength specific applications in the 3–4 µm spectral range
2010 Edition, May 1, 2010 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Interband cascade lasers (ICLs) are considered to be a very promising candidate for covering the mid-infrared wavelength range between 3 µm and 4 µm with just one type of semiconductor laser. Our contribution strengthens this thesis...

Mid-IR Type-II Interband Cascade Lasers
2011 Edition, Volume 17, September 1, 2011 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The interband cascade laser (ICL) concept provides robust and efficient emission in the midwave infrared spectral band. While the geometry is somewhat analogous to that of a quantum cascade laser employing intersubband...

Epitaxial-side-down-mounted interband cascade lasers
2012 Edition, October 1, 2012 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

A rapid series of recent performance advances have established the interband cascade laser (ICL) as a practical midwave infrared (mid-IR) diode source that may be expected to find broad use in a variety of applications ranging from infrared countermeasures...

Low Threshold GaSb Based Interband Cascade Lasers in the 3 - 5 µm Wavelength Range
2014 Edition, September 1, 2014 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

In this paper, we've achieved broad area laser threshold current densities below 300 A/cm2 within the entire wavelength range from 3 to 5 μm. These low threshold current densities allow cw-operation of ridge waveguide lasers at room temperature. T0 values...

Interband cascade and type-II superlattice mid-infrared lasers
1998 Edition, January 1, 1998 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

We report recent theoretical and experimental progress toward efficient and practical mid-IR semiconductor lasers employing active regions with a type-II band alignment. Perhaps the semiconductor IR source with the greatest potential is the interband...

Mid-IR interband cascade W-laser
1997 Edition, Volume 1, January 1, 1997 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The multi-stage interband cascade laser (ICL) represents a fundamentally new class of semiconductor coherent IR source. Numerical simulations predict that it will combine the advantages of low threshold currents, high operating temperatures, and high output powers...

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