Neutron transmutation doped far-infrared p-Ge laser
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
HOT-HOLE LASER; VALENCE-BAND; STIMULATED-EMISSION; MAGNETIC-FIELDS; MODE-LOCKING; GERMANIUM; OPERATION; GAIN; OSCILLATION; TRANSITIONS; Physics, Applied
A far-infrared p-type germanium laser with active crystal prepared from ultra pure single-crystal Ge by neutron transmutation doping (NTD) is demonstrated. Calculations show that the high uniformity of Ga acceptor distribution achieved by NTD significantly improves average gain. The stronger ionized impurity scattering due to high compensation in NTD Ge is shown to have insignificant negative impact on the gain at the moderate doping concentrations sufficient for laser operation. Experimentally, this first NTD laser is found to have lower current-density lasing threshold than the best of a number of melt-doped laser crystals studied for comparison. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.
Journal of Applied Physics
"Neutron transmutation doped far-infrared p-Ge laser" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4608.