Vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers and quantum dot lasers

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-170
Journal / PublicationFrontiers of Optoelectronics
Volume5
Issue number2
Online published2 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Abstract

The use of cavity to manipulate photon emission of quantum dots (QDs) has been opening unprecedented opportunities for realizing quantum functional nanophotonic devices and quantum information devices. In particular, in the field of semiconductor lasers, QDs were introduced as a superior alternative to quantum wells (QWs) to suppress the temperature dependence of the threshold current in vertical-external-cavity surfaceemitting lasers (VECSELs). In this work, a review of properties and development of semiconductor VECSEL devices and QD laser devices is given. Based on the features of VECSEL devices, the main emphasis is put on the recent development of technological approach on semiconductor QD VECSELs. Then, from the viewpoint of both single QD nanolaser and cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED), a single-QD-cavity system resulting from the strong coupling of QD cavity is presented. In this review, we will cover both fundamental aspects and technological approaches of QD VECSEL devices. Lastly, the presented review here has provided deep insight into useful guideline for the development of QD VECSEL technology, future quantum functional nanophotonic devices and monolithic photonic integrated circuits (MPhICs).

Research Area(s)

  • cavity QED, QD laser, quantum dot (QD), quantum electrodynamics (QED), vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs)

Citation Format(s)

Vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers and quantum dot lasers. / SHAN, Guangcun; ZHAO, Xinghai; HU, Mingjun; SHEK, Chan-Hung; HUANG, Wei.

In: Frontiers of Optoelectronics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 06.2012, p. 157-170.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal