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Domain formation and self-sustained oscillations in quantum cascade lasers

  • Tim Almqvist
  • David O. Winge
  • Emmanuel Dupont
  • Andreas WackerEmail author
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  1. Topical issue: Non-Linear and Complex Dynamics in Semiconductors and Related Materials

Abstract

We study oscillations in quantum cascade lasers due to traveling electric field domains, which are observed both in simulations and experiments. These oscillations occur in a range of negative differential resistance and we clarify the condition determining whether the boundary between domains of different electric field can become stationary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical Physics and NanoLund, Lund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.Synchrotron Radiation Physics and NanoLund, Lund UniversityLundSweden
  3. 3.Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre, National Research CouncilOttawaCanada

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