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Carrier recombination in 1.3 mu m GaAsSb/GaAs quantum well lasers

Hild, K, Sweeney, SJ, Wright, S, Lock, DA, Jin, SR, Marko, IP, Johnson, SR, Chaparro, SA, Yu, S-Q and Zhang, Y-H (2006) Carrier recombination in 1.3 mu m GaAsSb/GaAs quantum well lasers APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89 (17). ? - ?. ISSN 0003-6951

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In this letter the authors present a comprehensive study of the threshold current and its temperature dependence in GaAsSb-based quantum well edge-emitting lasers for emission at 1.3 mu m. It is found that at room temperature, the threshold current is dominated by nonradiative recombination accounting for more than 90% of the total threshold current density. From high hydrostatic pressure dependence measurements, a strong increase in threshold current with pressure is observed, suggesting that the nonradiative recombination process may be attributed to electron overflow into the GaAs/GaAsP barrier layers and, to a lesser extent, to Auger recombination. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 89 (17) 173509 and may be found at K. Hild et al., Appl. Phys.Lett. 89, 173509 (2006)

Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE-LASERS, PRESSURE-DEPENDENCE, DOT LASERS, BAND OFFSETS, BOUND-STATES, OPERATION
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Photonics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:58

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