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High-power semiconductor disk laser based on InAs∕GaAs submonolayer quantum dots

Germann, Tim David; Strittmatter, André; Pohl, J.; Pohl, Udo W.; Bimberg, Dieter; Rautiainen, Jussi; Guina, Mircea; Okhotnikov, Oleg G.

An optically pumped semiconductor disk laser using submonolayer quantum dots (SML QDs) as gain medium is demonstrated. High-power operation is achieved with stacked InAs∕GaAs SML QDs grown by metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy. Each SML-QD layer is formed from tenfold alternate depositions of nominally 0.5 ML InAs and 2.3 ML GaAs. Resonant periodic gain from a 13-fold nonuniform stack design of SML QDs allows to produce 1.4W cw at 1034nm. The disk laser demonstrates the promising potential of SML-QD structures combining properties of QD and quantum-well gain media for high-power applications.
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, 10.1063/1.2898165, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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