The electronic temperatures of the conduction subbands, the local lattice temperature, and the electron-lattice energy relaxation times E in bound-to-continuum GaAs/AlxGa1−xAs quantum cascade lasers, operating at 2.9 and 2 THz, are reported. This information has been gathered from the analysis of microprobe photoluminescence spectra collected during device continuous wave operation. We find that the electronic distributions in both the active region and the injector are thermalized and that all subbands share the same electronic temperature. The efficiency of electron cooling increases with the conduction band offset.

Subband electronic temperatures and electron-lattice energyrelaxation in THz QCLs with different coduction band offsets

SCAMARCIO, Gaetano;
2006

Abstract

The electronic temperatures of the conduction subbands, the local lattice temperature, and the electron-lattice energy relaxation times E in bound-to-continuum GaAs/AlxGa1−xAs quantum cascade lasers, operating at 2.9 and 2 THz, are reported. This information has been gathered from the analysis of microprobe photoluminescence spectra collected during device continuous wave operation. We find that the electronic distributions in both the active region and the injector are thermalized and that all subbands share the same electronic temperature. The efficiency of electron cooling increases with the conduction band offset.
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