Picosecond carrier dynamics and laser action in optically pumped buried heterostructure lasers

Thomas L Koch, L. C. Chiu, Ch Harder, A. Yariv

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We report the observation of picosecond optical pulses and unusual pulse structures from optically pumped buried heterostructure semiconductor lasers. A model which considers the hot electron and hole energy distributions dynamically accounts well for our experimental findings. The results are relevant to the problem of the limiting response time of semiconductor lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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