Strategies and concepts for the design of THz emitters based on the quantum cascade scheme are analyzed and modeled in terms of a fully three-dimensional Monte Carlo approach; this allows for a proper inclusion of both carrier–carrier and carrier–phonon scattering mechanisms. Starting from the simulation of previously published far-infrared emitters, where no population inversion is achieved, two designs are proposed. The first one follows the well-established chirped-superlattice scheme whereas the second one employs a double-quantum well superlattice to allow energy relaxation through optical phonon emission. For both cases a significant population inversion is predicted at temperatures up to 80 K.
|Titolo:||Design and simulation of terahertz quantum cascade lasers|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.1423777|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|