Reduced auger recombination in mid-infrared semiconductor lasers

Robert G. Bedford, Gregory Triplett, David H. Tomich, Stephan W. Koch, Jerome Moloney, Jrg Hader

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A quantum-design approach to reduce the Auger losses in λ = 2 μm InGaSb type-I quantum well edge-emitting lasers is reported. Experimentally realized structures show a ∼3 × reduction in the threshold, which results in 4.6 × lower Auger current loss at room temperature. This is equivalent to a carrier lifetime improvement of 5.7 × and represents about a 19-fold reduction in the equivalent Auger coefficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number073108
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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