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Multi-regrowth steps for the realization of buried single ridge and μ-stripes quantum cascade lasers
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2013 (English)In: 2013 International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (IPRM), IEEE , 2013, 6562597- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We report on the realization of buried single ridge and μ-stripes quantum cascade lasers using HVPE and MOVPE regrowth steps of semi-insulating InP:Fe and Si doped layers. We present here the preliminary results obtained on these devices. The reduction of the thermal resistance achieved using semi-insulating InP:Fe for regrowth planarization and μ-stripe arrays approaches are shown and performance perspectives are addressed.

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IEEE , 2013. 6562597- p.
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Conference Proceedings - International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, ISSN 1092-8669
Keyword [en]
μ-stripes arrays, MOVPE and HVPE, Quantum Cascade Lasers, Thermal resistance
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133844DOI: 10.1109/ICIPRM.2013.6562597Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84882383762ISBN: 978-146736130-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-133844DiVA: diva2:663512
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2013 25th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, IPRM 2013; Kobe; Japan; 19 May 2013 through 23 May 2013
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QC 20131112

Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-11 Last updated: 2014-05-23Bibliographically approved
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1. New Methods in the growth of InP on Si and Regrowth of Semi-insulating InP for Photonic Devices
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New Methods in the growth of InP on Si and Regrowth of Semi-insulating InP for Photonic Devices
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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This thesis addresses new methods in the growth of indium phosphide on silicon for enabling silicon photonics and nano photonics as well as efficient and cost-effective solar cells. It also addresses the renewal of regrowth of semi-insulating indium phosphide for realizing buried heterostructure quantum cascade lasers with high power and wall plug efficiency for sensing applications.

As regards indium phosphide on silicon, both crystalline and polycrystalline growth methods are investigated. The crystalline growth methods are: (i) epitaxial lateral overgrowth to realize large area InP on Si, for silicon photonics (ii) a modified epitaxial lateral overgrowth method, called corrugated epitaxial lateral overgrowth, to obtain indium phosphide/silicon heterointerface for efficient and cost effective solar cells and (iii) selective growth of nanopyramidal frusta on silicon for nanophotonics. The polycrystalline growth method on silicon for low cost solar cell fabrication has been realized via (i) phosphidisation of indium oxide coating synthesized from solution chemistry and (ii) phosphidisation cum growth on indium metal on silicon. All our studies involve growth, growth analysis and characterization of all the above crystalline and polycrystalline layers and structures.

After taking into account the identified defect filtering mechanisms, we have implemented means of obtaining good optical quality crystalline layers and structures in our epitaxial growth methods. We have also identified feasible causes for the persistence of certain defects such as stacking faults. The novel methods of realizing indium phosphide/silicon heterointerface and nanopyramidal frusta of indium phosphide on silicon are particularly attractive for several applications other than the ones mentioned here.

Both the polycrystalline indium phosphide growth methods result in good optical quality material on silicon. The indium assisted phosphidisation cum growth method normally results in larger grain size indium phosphide than the one involving phosphidisation of indium oxide. These two methods are generic and can be optimized for low cost solar cells of InP on any flexible substrate.

The method of regrowth of semi-insulating indium phosphide that is routinely practiced in the fabrication of buried heterostructure telecom laser has been implemented for quantum cascade lasers. The etched ridges of the latter can be 6-15 µm deep, which is more than 2-3 times as those of the former. Although this is a difficult task, through our quick and flexible regrowth method we have demonstrated buried heterostructure quantum cascade lasers with an output power up to 2. 5 W and wall plug efficiency up to 9% under continuous operation.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2014. xi, 84 p.
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TRITA-ICT/MAP AVH, ISSN 1653-7610 ; 2014:10
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Engineering and Technology Nano Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145375 (URN)978-91-7595-157-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-06-12, Sal E, Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 10:00 (English)
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QC 20140523

Available from: 2014-05-23 Created: 2014-05-19 Last updated: 2014-12-18Bibliographically approved

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