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Quantum Cascade Lasers

Edited by Vasilios N. Stavrou

Hellenic Naval Academy

The book Quantum Cascade Lasers is divided into two sections. More specifically, in Section 1, the calculations on the band structure of cascade lasers and on the electronic band structure of QCL (e.g., transfer matrix technique, finite element method, and variational method, among others) under the existence of an applied electric field are presented. Moreover, a detailed investigation of electrical and optoelectronic properties of multiple-quantum-well structure is carried out. Furthermore, a theoretical study on the intensity noise characteristics of quantum-cascade lasers under the external noncoherent optical injection is carried out. This section ends with an important description on growth methods for QCLs and the possibility of developing GaN-based QCLs among other materials. A few applications of cascade laser structures like power amplification and THz applications are presented, among others, in Section 2. The THz QCL design and fabrication toward the high-temperature and large-average output power operations for the real applications are described. Furthermore, the importance of the power amplification and coherent combination techniques to improve the output power maintaining the single-mode operation is presented.

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Quantum Cascade LasersEdited by Vasilios N. Stavrou

Published: April 5th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62674

ISBN: 978-953-51-3062-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3061-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4884-5

Copyright year: 2017

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1. An Overview on Quantum Cascade Lasers: Origins and Development

By Raúl Pecharromán-Gallego


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2. Electronic Band Structure of Quantum Cascade Laser

By Arpan Deyasi


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3. Low-Noise Operation of Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers Using Injection Locking

By Hercules Simos, Adonis Bogris and Dimitris Syvridis


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4. THz QCLs Design Toward Real Applications

By Tsung‐Tse Lin


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5. Power Amplification and Coherent Combination Techniques for Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

By Yan Xie, Yanfang Li, Jian Wang, Ning Yang, Weidong Chu and Suqing Duan


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