Highly efficient injection microdisk lasers based on quantum well-dots
We study injection GaAs-based microdisk lasers capable of operating at room and elevated temperatures. A novel type of active region is used, namely InGaAs quantum well-dots representing a dense array of indium-rich islands formed inside an indium-depleted residual quantum well by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy. We demonstrate a high output power of 18 mW, a differential efficiency of about 31%, and a peak electrical-to-optical power conversion efficiency of 15% in a 31 μm diameter microdisk laser. The continuous-wave lasing is observed up to 110°C.
The conference was held in the form of lectures by leading scientists, oral and poster presentations of young scientists and students of physical specialties, as well as leaders of innovative structures for the purpose of mutual acquaintance with the new results of fundamental research on a wide range of areas in physics, the prospects and challenges in the expansion of relations between science , education and high technologies. SECTION (heads): I. LASERS (Fundam. Probl., Computer ...) (prof. A.A.Ionin) II. OPTICS (quant., And nano materials and new sources) (d.f.m.n.A.V.Masalov) III. Solid state physics, INCLUDING Nanostructures ELEM. BASE UNIT (Corresponding Member of RAS N.N.Sibeldin) IV. Nuclear physics, high energy physics (prof. O.D.Dalkarov, Head: Prof. V.A.Ryabov) V. PLASMA PHYSICS and particle beams (Head: Prof. A.V.Agafonov) VI. Astrophysics (Head: Prof. S.A.Bogachev) VII. PHYSICS IN THE MODERN INSTRUMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (prof. V.N.Nevolin)
We report on broad-area lasers, mode-locked lasers (MLLs), and superluminescent light-emitting diodes (SLDs) based on a recently developed novel type of nanostructures that we refer to as quantum well-dots (QWDs). The QWDs are intermediate in properties between quantum wells and quantum dots and combine some useful properties of both. 1.08 μm InGaAs/GaAs QWDs broad area edge-emitting lasers based on coupled large optical cavity waveguides show high internal quantum efficiency of 92%, low internal loss of 0.9 cm-1 and material gain of ~1.1∙104 cm-1 per one QWD layer. CW output power of 14.2 W is demonstrated at room temperature. Superluminescent light-emitting diodes with one QWD layer in the active region exhibit stimulated emission spectra centered at 1050 nm with the maximal full width at half maximum of 36 nm and the output power of 17 mW. First results on mode-locked operation in QWD lasers are also presented. 2 mm long two-section devices demonstrate the pulse repetition rate of 19.3 GHz and the pulse duration of 3.5 ps. The width of the radio frequency spectrum is 0.2 MHz.
We analyzed the localized charge dynamics in the system of interacting single-level quantum dots (QDs) coupled to the continuous spectrum states in the presence of Coulomb interaction between electrons within the dots. Different dots geometry and initial charge configurations were considered. The analysis was performed by means of Heisenberg equations for localized electrons pair correlators. We revealed that charge trapping takes place for a wide range of system parameters and we suggested the QDs geometry for experimental observations of this phenomenon. We demonstrated significant suppression of Coulomb correlations with the increasing of QDs number. We found the appearance of several time scales with the strongly different relaxation rates for a wide range of the Coulomb interaction values.
We demonstrated that electron-phonon interaction leads to the increasing of localized charge relaxation rate. We also found that several time scales with different relaxation rates appear in the system in the case of non-resonant tunneling between the dots. We revealed the formation of oscillations in the filling numbers time evolution caused by the emission and adsorption processes of phonons.
The problems of creation of a low intensity optical radiation signal standard sources based on the nanosized apertures and semiconductor quantum dots are considered. The use of technology of the focused ionic beam technology for isolation of a single quantum dot is offered suggested.
Lasers based on semiconductor whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators represent a perfect platform for active small footprint high-sensitive devices for biodetection. Biochemical samples typically require aqueous solution, and the resonator should be placed into a cuvette with water or in a microfluidic chip. The characteristics of modern semiconductor WGM lasers with an active region based on InAs/InGaAs quantum dots (QDs) make them promising for creating compact highly sensitive devices for biodetection. Deep localization of carriers in InAs/InGaAs QDs and suppressed lateral migration helps us to obtain room-temperature lasing in microdisk lasers immersed in an aqueous medium. In this work, we studied the sensitivity of the microdisk laser resonance spectral position to the refractive index of the surrounding material by changing the salinity of the water solution. We also successfully detected model proteins (secondary antibodies attached to the microdisk surface) via measurement of the lasing threshold power. The proteinprotein interaction on the microdisk surface manifests itself by an increase in the laser threshold power. Thus, in this work we demonstrated, for the first time, the possibility of using QD semiconductor microdisk lasers for detection of proteins in a microfluidic device.
In Proceedings of the conference participants are presented on the following topics: 1) Lasers and Optics 2) Solid State Physics 3) Nuclear Physics 4) The generation and use of X-rays 5) Plasma Physics and particle beams 6) Astrophysics
We show that using dense arrays of InGaAs quantum well-dots enables uncooled high-frequency applications with a GHz-range bandwidth. A maximum 3-dB modulation frequency of about 6 GHz was found. The K-limited maximal frequency of 13 GHz was estimated from the modulation response analysis. The experimental values of the energy-todata reaches 1.5 pJ/bit for the smallest diameter under study (10 μm). A 23 μm in diameter microlaser exhibits open eye diagram up to 12.5 Gbit/s and is capable of error-free 10 Gbit/s data transmission at 30ºC without temperature stabilization. Our results demonstrate the potential to achieve miniature high-speed on-chip light sources for optical communication applications using lasers with a diameter of only a few micrometers.
CLEO®/Europe-EQEC targets university and industry scientists and researchers as well as students and graduates. The conference series has established a strong tradition as the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers in Europe. With technical co-sponsorship provided by the European Physical Society (EPS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society, and the Optical Society (OSA), CLEO®/Europe and EQEC have a strong international presence in the complementary research areas of laser science, photonics and quantum electronics.
The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.
Radiation conditions are described for various space regions, radiation-induced effects in spacecraft materials and equipment components are considered and information on theoretical, computational, and experimental methods for studying radiation effects are presented. The peculiarities of radiation effects on nanostructures and some problems related to modeling and radiation testing of such structures are considered.
Let G be a semisimple algebraic group whose decomposition into the product of simple components does not contain simple groups of type A, and P⊆G be a parabolic subgroup. Extending the results of Popov , we enumerate all triples (G, P, n) such that (a) there exists an open G-orbit on the multiple flag variety G/P × G/P × . . . × G/P (n factors), (b) the number of G-orbits on the multiple flag variety is finite.
I give the explicit formula for the (set-theoretical) system of Resultants of m+1 homogeneous polynomials in n+1 variables