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Toward Silicon-Based Lasers for Terahertz Sources

Lynch, S A, Paul, D J, Townsend, P, Matmon, G, Suet, Z, Kelsall, R W, Ikonic, Z, Harrison, P, Zhang, J, Norris, D J , Culllis, A G, Pidgeon, C R, Murzyn, P, Murdin, B, Bain, M, Gamble, H S, Zhao, M and Ni, W X (2006) Toward Silicon-Based Lasers for Terahertz Sources IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 12 (6).


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Producing an electrically pumped silicon-based laser at terahertz frequencies is gaining increased attention these days. This paper reviews the recent advances in the search for a silicon-based terahertz laser. Topics covered include resonant tunneling in p-type Si/SiGe, terahertz intersubband electroluminescence from quantum cascade structures, intersubband lifetime measurements in Si/SiGe quantum wells, enhanced optical guiding using buried silicide layers, and the potential for exploiting common impurity dopants in silicon such as boron and phosphorus to realize a terahertz laser.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Photonics
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Lynch, S A
Paul, D J
Townsend, P
Matmon, G
Suet, Z
Kelsall, R W
Ikonic, Z
Harrison, P
Zhang, J
Norris, D J
Culllis, A G
Pidgeon, C R
Murzyn, P
Bain, M
Gamble, H S
Zhao, M
Ni, W X
Date : 1 January 2006
DOI : 10.1109/JSTQE.2006.884069
Additional Information : Published in <i>Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics,</i> Vol. 12, Iss. 6, Pt. 2. Copyright 2006 IEEE. Click <a href=>here</a> to access the journal's website.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:05
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:06

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