Improved CW operation of quantum cascade lasers with epitaxial-side heat-sinking

First results on the epilayer-side mounting of quantum cascade (QC) lasers are presented. Operated in continuous-wave (CW) mode, these lasers are superior to substrate-bonded devices. The maximum CW temperature is raised by 20 K (up to 175 K), and, at comparable heat sink temperatures, the performance with respect to threshold current, output power, and… CONTINUE READING