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Quantum cascade lasers: 20 years of challenges

Year: 2015

Authors: Vitiello MS.; Scalari G.; Williams B.; De Natale P.

Autors Affiliation: NEST, CNR – Istituto Nanoscienze and Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza San Silvestro 12, Pisa, 56127, Italy; ETH Zurich, Institute of Quantum Electronics, Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1, Zurich, 8093, Switzerland; University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Electrical Engineering, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594, United States; INO, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica – CNR, Largo Fermi 6, Firenze FI, 50125, Italy; LENS, European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, Via Carrara 1, Sesto Fiorentino FI, 50019, Italy

Abstract: We review the most recent technological and application advances of quantum cascade lasers, underlining the present milestones and future directions from the Mid-infrared to the Terahertz spectral range. Challenges and developments, which are the subject of the contributions to this focus issue, are also introduced. ©2015 Optical Society of America.

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 23 (4)      Pages from: 5167  to: 5182

More Information: This work was partly supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR) through the program \”FIRB-Futuro in Ricerca 2010\” RBFR10LULP \”Fundamental research on terahertz photonic devices,\” the USA National Science Foundation (grant number ECCS 1433082) and the Italian-EU roadmap ELI-Extreme Light Infrastructure. G.S. acknowledges support from EU though the project TERACOMB and the SNSF.
KeyWords: Semiconductor lasers, Midinfrared; Terahertz spectral range, Quantum cascade lasers
DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.005167

Citations: 274
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