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Efficiency-limiting processes in Ga(NAsP)/GaP quantum well lasers

Hossain, N, Jin, SR, Liebich, S, Zimprich, M, Volz, K, Kunert, B, Stolz, W and Sweeney, SJ (2012) Efficiency-limiting processes in Ga(NAsP)/GaP quantum well lasers APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 101 (1). ? - ?. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

We report on the carrier recombination mechanisms in dilute nitride Ga(NAsP)/GaP quantum well lasers. Spontaneous emission measurements show that defect-related recombination in the devices is less significant compared with other GaAs-based dilute nitride lasers. From temperature dependent measurements, we find that the threshold current density, J is dominated by non-radiative recombination process(es), which account for at least 91 of J at room temperature. The characteristic temperature, T (T ) is measured to be ∼104 K (∼99 K) around 200 K, which drops to ∼58 K ( ∼37 K) around room temperature. Hydrostatic pressure measurements reveal a strong increase of threshold current with increasing pressure. This implies that current leakage dominates carrier recombination which is also responsible for their low T and T values at room temperature. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

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The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 101 (1) 011107 and may be found at N. Hossain et al., Appl. Phys.Lett. 101, 011107 (2012)

Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS, SILICON, PERFORMANCE, SUBSTRATE, SYSTEMS, EPITAXY
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 09:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/729744

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