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A new temperature performance record of 199.5 K for terahertz quantum cascade lasers is achieved by optimizing the lasing transition oscillator strength of the resonant phonon based three-well design. The optimum oscillator strength of 0.58 was found to be larger than that of the previous record (0.41) by Kumar et al. [Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 131105 (2009)].(More)
In this study, we report the unequivocal demonstration of midinfrared mode-locked pulses from quantum cascade lasers. The train of short pulses was generated by actively modulating the current and hence the gain of an edge-emitting quantum cascade laser (QCL). Pulses with duration of about 3 ps at full-width-at-half-maxima and energy of 0.5 pJ were(More)
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Intersubband lasing at 12-16 microm based on a CO2 laser pumped stimulated resonant Raman process in GaAs/AlGaAs three-level double-quantum-well structures is reported. The presence, or lack of, lasing action provides evidence for resonantly coupled modes of collective electronic intersubband transitions and longitudinal optical phonons. An anticrossing(More)
The density matrix based model is employed to design number of THz quantum cascade lasers with various laser transition oscillator strengths. The optimum oscillator strength varies between 0.35 and 0.47. Experimental results verify the theoretical predictions.