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Interband cascade and type-II superlattice mid-infrared lasers

By: Felix, C.L.; Bewley, W.W.; Aifer, E.H.; Olafsen, L.J.; Vurgaftman, I.; Meyer, J.R.; Murry, S.J.; Pei, S.S.; Zhang, D.; Lin, C.-H.;

1998 / IEEE / 1-55752-339-0

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This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' Interband cascade and type-II superlattice mid-infrared lasers ' We report recent theoretical and experimental progress toward efficient and practical mid-IR semiconductor lasers employing active regions with a type-II band alignment. Perhaps the semiconductor IR source with the greatest potential is the interband cascade laser (ICL), in which multiple photons are generated by each injected electron as it traverses a staircase-like quantum well structure.