Third Order Mode Optically Pumped Semiconductor Laser for an Integrated Twin Photon Source in Quantum Optics

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Lasing action on a third order waveguide mode is demonstrated at room temperature under optical pumping, in a specifically designed quantum well laser structure. The AlGaAs heterostructure involves barriers which ensure that the third order mode has a higher overlap with the single quantum well emitter than the fundamental mode. Third order mode operation of a laser structure opens the way to modal phase matched parametric down conversion inside the semiconductor laser itself. It is a first step towards the realization of semiconductor twin photon laser sources, needed for quantum information experiments.

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Semaltianos, N.G., De Rossi, A., Berger, V. et al. Third Order Mode Optically Pumped Semiconductor Laser for an Integrated Twin Photon Source in Quantum Optics. MRS Online Proceedings Library 692, 9371 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-692-H9.37.1

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