Three terminal laser structure for high-speed modulation using dynamic carrier heating

V.I. Tolstikhin, M. Mastrapasqua

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Abstract

A three-terminal laser structure is proposed as a means to achieve laser modulation using dynamic carrier heating. The injection of hot electrons, with energy tuned by variable joule heating over a high electric field region, is used to govern the carrier temperature in the active layer of a laser, while a separate heterojunction controls the injection rate. Simulations show the possibility of generating good-shaped picosecond optical pulses by modulating the voltage that controls the heating electric field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3868-3870
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume67
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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