Thumbnail Image

Gain dynamics of quantum dot devices for dual-state operation

Kaptan, Yücel; Schmeckebier, Holger; Herzog, Bastian; Arsenijević, Dejan; Kolarczik, Mirco; Mikhelashvili, Vissarion; Owschimikow, Nina; Eisenstein, Gadi; Bimberg, Dieter; Woggon, Ulrike

Ground state gain dynamics of In(Ga)As-quantum dot excited state lasers are investigated via single-color ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy below and above lasing threshold. Two-color pump-probe experiments are used to localize lasing and non-lasing quantum dots within the inhomogeneously broadened ground state. Single-color results yield similar gain recovery rates of the ground state for lasing and non-lasing quantum dots decreasing from 6 ps to 2 ps with increasing injection current. We find that ground state gain dynamics are influenced solely by the injection current and unaffected by laser operation of the excited state. This independence is promising for dual-state operation schemes in quantum dot based optoelectronic devices.
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, 10.1063/1.4885383, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 261108 (2014) and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4885383.