Gain-current characteristics of strained AlGaInP quantum well lasers

H. D. Summers, P. Blood, P. Rees

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Single quantum well AlGaInP lasers, each having a 65 Å width well have been fabricated with GaxIn1-xP well compositions from x=0.43 to 0.54 grown on substrates orientated 10°off the (100) axis. The threshold currents have been measured from 120 K to room temperature and the samples show a systematic variation with x. At low temperature the results are in good agreement with our calculated gain-current curves and we show that at room temperature the rapid increase in threshold current density with decreasing length is due to a thermally activated leakage current rather than gain saturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2792-2794
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1993

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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