AlGaInAs/InP strained-layer quantum well lasers at 1.3 µm grown by solid source molecular beam epitaxy
Authors: Savolainen, P.; Toivonen, M.; Orsila, S.; Saarinen, M.; Melanen, P.; Vilokkinen, V.; Dumitrescu, M.; Panarello, T.; Pessa, M.
Source: Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 28, Number 8, August 1999 , pp. 980-985(6)
Abstract:AlxGayIn1−x−yAs/InP strained-layer multiple-quantum-well lasers emitting at 1.3 µm have been grown by solid source molecular beam epitaxy, and the performance characteristics have been studied. The lasers contain 4, 5, or 6 compressively strained quantum wells in the active region. They exhibit low transparency current densities, high gain coefficients, and high characteristic temperatures compared to conventional GaInAsP/InP quantum well lasers. The results show that desired lasing features can be achieved with relatively simple layer structures if the doping profiles and waveguide structures are properly designed and the material is grown to high structural perfection.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1999-08-01