Abstract

Although multi quantum well (MQW) structure is frequently suggested as the appropriate medium for providing optical gain in nanolasers with low threshold current, we demonstrate that in general bulk gain medium can be a better choice. We show that the high threshold gain required for nanolasers demands high threshold carrier concentrations and therefore a highly degenerate condition in which the barriers between the quantum wells are heavily pumped. As a result, there occurs spontaneous emission from the barrier in very dissipative low Q modes or undesired confined higher Q modes with resonance wavelengths close to the barrier bandgap. This results in a competition between wells and barriers that suppresses lasing. A complete model involving the optical properties of the resonant cavity combined with the carrier injection in the multilayer structure is presented to support our argument. With this theoretical model we show that while lasing is achieved in the nanolaser with bulk gain media, the nanolaser with MQW gain structure exhibits well emission saturation due to the onset of barrier emission.

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2012 (3)

D. Bajoni, “Polariton lasers. Hybrid light-matter lasers without inversion,” J. Phys. D 45(31), 313001 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. Matsudaira, C. Y. Lu, M. Zhang, S. L. Chuang, E. Stock, and D. Bimberg, “Cavity-volume scaling law of quantum-dot metal-cavity surface-emitting microlasers,” IEEE Photon. J. 4(4), 1103–1114 (2012).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (3)

2010 (6)

T. Kouno, K. Kishino, T. Suzuki, and M. Sakai, “Lasing actions in GaN tiny hexagonal nanoring resonators,” IEEE Photon. J. 2(6), 1027–1033 (2010).
[Crossref]

G. Roelkens, L. Liu, D. Liang, R. Jones, A. W. Fang, B. Koch, and J. E. Bowers, “III-V/silicon photonics for on-chip and intra-chip optical interconnects,” Laser Photon. Rev. 4(6), 751–779 (2010).
[Crossref]

C. Z. Ning, “Semiconductor nanolasers,” Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 774–788 (2010).

K. Yu, A. Lakhani, and M. C. Wu, “Subwavelength metal-optic semiconductor nanopatch lasers,” Opt. Express 18(9), 8790–8799 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. H. Kwon, J. H. Kang, C. Seassal, S. K. Kim, P. Regreny, Y. H. Lee, C. M. Lieber, and H. G. Park, “Subwavelength plasmonic lasing from a semiconductor nanodisk with silver nanopan cavity,” Nano Lett. 10(9), 3679–3683 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

2009 (3)

M. T. Hill, M. Marell, E. S. P. Leong, B. Smalbrugge, Y. Zhu, M. Sun, P. J. van Veldhoven, E. J. Geluk, F. Karouta, Y. S. Oei, R. Nötzel, C. Z. Ning, and M. K. Smit, “Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides,” Opt. Express 17(13), 11107–11112 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. F. Oulton, V. J. Sorger, T. Zentgraf, R. M. Ma, C. Gladden, L. Dai, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “Plasmon lasers at deep subwavelength scale,” Nature 461(7264), 629–632 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, A. M. Belgrave, R. Bakker, V. M. Shalaev, E. E. Narimanov, S. Stout, E. Herz, T. Suteewong, and U. Wiesner, “Demonstration of a spaser-based nanolaser,” Nature 460(7259), 1110–1112 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

M. T. Hill, Y. S. Oei, B. Smalbrugge, Y. Zhu, T. de Vries, P. J. van Veldhoven, F. W. M. van Otten, T. J. Eijkemans, J. P. Turkiewicz, H. de Waardt, E. J. Geluk, S. H. Kwon, Y. H. Lee, R. Nötzel, and M. K. Smit, “Lasing in metallic-coated nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1(10), 589–594 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

A. H. Chin, S. Vaddiraju, A. V. Maslov, C. Z. Ning, M. K. Sunkara, and M. Meyyappan, “Near-infrared semiconductor subwavelength-wire lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(16), 163115 (2006).
[Crossref]

S. Noda, “Applied physics. Seeking the ultimate nanolaser,” Science 314(5797), 260–261 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

M. H. Huang, S. Mao, H. Feick, H. Q. Yan, Y. Y. Wu, H. Kind, E. Weber, R. Russo, and P. D. Yang, “Room-temperature ultraviolet nanowire nanolasers,” Science 292(5523), 1897–1899 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1999 (2)

O. Painter, R. K. Lee, A. Scherer, A. Yariv, J. D. O’Brien, P. D. Dapkus, and I. Kim, “Two-dimensional photonic band-Gap defect mode laser,” Science 284(5421), 1819–1821 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Fujita, A. Sakai, and T. Baba, “Ultrasmall and ultralow threshold GaInAsP-InP microdisk injection lasers: design, fabrication, lasing characteristics, and spontaneous emission factor,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(3), 673–681 (1999).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

R. Nagarajan, M. Ishikawa, T. Fukushima, R. S. Geels, and J. E. Bowers, “High speed quantum-well lasers and carrier transport effects,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 1990–2008 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (2)

W. Rideout, W. F. Sharfin, E. S. Koteles, M. O. Vassell, and B. Elman, “Well-barrier hole burning in quantum well lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(9), 784–786 (1991).
[Crossref]

M. Rosenzweig, M. Möhrle, H. Düser, and H. Venghaus, “Threshold current analysis of InGaAs-InGaAsP multiquantum well separate-confinement lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(6), 1804–1811 (1991).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

A. R. Reisinger, P. S. Zory, and R. G. Waters, “Cavity length dependence of the threshold behavior in thin quantum well semiconductor lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23(6), 993–999 (1987).
[Crossref]

1981 (1)

N. K. Dutta, “Calculated temperature dependence of threshold current of GaAs- AlxGa1-xAs double heterostructure lasers,” J. Appl. Phys. 52(1), 70–73 (1981).
[Crossref]

1978 (2)

C. M. Wu and E. S. Yang, “Physical mechanisms of carrier leakage in DH injection lasers,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(31), 14–31 17 (1978).

H. C. Casey., “Room-temperature threshold current dependence of GaAs-AlxGa1-xAs double heterostructure lasers on x and active layer thickness,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(7), 3684–3692 (1978).
[Crossref]

Baba, T.

S. Kita, S. Hachuda, S. Otsuka, T. Endo, Y. Imai, Y. Nishijima, H. Misawa, and T. Baba, “Super-sensitivity in label-free protein sensing using a nanoslot nanolaser,” Opt. Express 19(18), 17683–17690 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Fujita, A. Sakai, and T. Baba, “Ultrasmall and ultralow threshold GaInAsP-InP microdisk injection lasers: design, fabrication, lasing characteristics, and spontaneous emission factor,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(3), 673–681 (1999).
[Crossref]

Bajoni, D.

D. Bajoni, “Polariton lasers. Hybrid light-matter lasers without inversion,” J. Phys. D 45(31), 313001 (2012).
[Crossref]

Bakker, R.

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, A. M. Belgrave, R. Bakker, V. M. Shalaev, E. E. Narimanov, S. Stout, E. Herz, T. Suteewong, and U. Wiesner, “Demonstration of a spaser-based nanolaser,” Nature 460(7259), 1110–1112 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bartal, G.

R. F. Oulton, V. J. Sorger, T. Zentgraf, R. M. Ma, C. Gladden, L. Dai, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “Plasmon lasers at deep subwavelength scale,” Nature 461(7264), 629–632 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Belgrave, A. M.

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, A. M. Belgrave, R. Bakker, V. M. Shalaev, E. E. Narimanov, S. Stout, E. Herz, T. Suteewong, and U. Wiesner, “Demonstration of a spaser-based nanolaser,” Nature 460(7259), 1110–1112 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bhattacharya, P.

P. Bhattacharya, B. Xiao, A. Das, S. Bhowmick, and J. Heo, “Solid state electrically injected exciton-polariton laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110(20), 206403 (2013).
[Crossref]

Bhowmick, S.

P. Bhattacharya, B. Xiao, A. Das, S. Bhowmick, and J. Heo, “Solid state electrically injected exciton-polariton laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110(20), 206403 (2013).
[Crossref]

Bimberg, D.

A. Matsudaira, C. Y. Lu, M. Zhang, S. L. Chuang, E. Stock, and D. Bimberg, “Cavity-volume scaling law of quantum-dot metal-cavity surface-emitting microlasers,” IEEE Photon. J. 4(4), 1103–1114 (2012).
[Crossref]

Bondarenko, O.

M. P. Nezhad, A. Simic, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, “Room-temperature subwavelength metallo-dielectric lasers,” Nat. Photonics 4(6), 395–399 (2010).
[Crossref]

Bowers, J. E.

G. Roelkens, L. Liu, D. Liang, R. Jones, A. W. Fang, B. Koch, and J. E. Bowers, “III-V/silicon photonics for on-chip and intra-chip optical interconnects,” Laser Photon. Rev. 4(6), 751–779 (2010).
[Crossref]

R. Nagarajan, M. Ishikawa, T. Fukushima, R. S. Geels, and J. E. Bowers, “High speed quantum-well lasers and carrier transport effects,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 1990–2008 (1992).
[Crossref]

Casey, H. C.

H. C. Casey., “Room-temperature threshold current dependence of GaAs-AlxGa1-xAs double heterostructure lasers on x and active layer thickness,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(7), 3684–3692 (1978).
[Crossref]

Chin, A. H.

A. H. Chin, S. Vaddiraju, A. V. Maslov, C. Z. Ning, M. K. Sunkara, and M. Meyyappan, “Near-infrared semiconductor subwavelength-wire lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(16), 163115 (2006).
[Crossref]

Chuang, S. L.

A. Matsudaira, C. Y. Lu, M. Zhang, S. L. Chuang, E. Stock, and D. Bimberg, “Cavity-volume scaling law of quantum-dot metal-cavity surface-emitting microlasers,” IEEE Photon. J. 4(4), 1103–1114 (2012).
[Crossref]

Dai, L.

R. F. Oulton, V. J. Sorger, T. Zentgraf, R. M. Ma, C. Gladden, L. Dai, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “Plasmon lasers at deep subwavelength scale,” Nature 461(7264), 629–632 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dapkus, P. D.

O. Painter, R. K. Lee, A. Scherer, A. Yariv, J. D. O’Brien, P. D. Dapkus, and I. Kim, “Two-dimensional photonic band-Gap defect mode laser,” Science 284(5421), 1819–1821 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Das, A.

P. Bhattacharya, B. Xiao, A. Das, S. Bhowmick, and J. Heo, “Solid state electrically injected exciton-polariton laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110(20), 206403 (2013).
[Crossref]

de Vries, T.

M. T. Hill, Y. S. Oei, B. Smalbrugge, Y. Zhu, T. de Vries, P. J. van Veldhoven, F. W. M. van Otten, T. J. Eijkemans, J. P. Turkiewicz, H. de Waardt, E. J. Geluk, S. H. Kwon, Y. H. Lee, R. Nötzel, and M. K. Smit, “Lasing in metallic-coated nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1(10), 589–594 (2007).
[Crossref]

de Waardt, H.

M. T. Hill, Y. S. Oei, B. Smalbrugge, Y. Zhu, T. de Vries, P. J. van Veldhoven, F. W. M. van Otten, T. J. Eijkemans, J. P. Turkiewicz, H. de Waardt, E. J. Geluk, S. H. Kwon, Y. H. Lee, R. Nötzel, and M. K. Smit, “Lasing in metallic-coated nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1(10), 589–594 (2007).
[Crossref]

Ding, K.

Ding, Q.

Düser, H.

M. Rosenzweig, M. Möhrle, H. Düser, and H. Venghaus, “Threshold current analysis of InGaAs-InGaAsP multiquantum well separate-confinement lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27(6), 1804–1811 (1991).
[Crossref]

Dutta, N. K.

N. K. Dutta, “Calculated temperature dependence of threshold current of GaAs- AlxGa1-xAs double heterostructure lasers,” J. Appl. Phys. 52(1), 70–73 (1981).
[Crossref]

Eijkemans, T. J.

M. T. Hill, Y. S. Oei, B. Smalbrugge, Y. Zhu, T. de Vries, P. J. van Veldhoven, F. W. M. van Otten, T. J. Eijkemans, J. P. Turkiewicz, H. de Waardt, E. J. Geluk, S. H. Kwon, Y. H. Lee, R. Nötzel, and M. K. Smit, “Lasing in metallic-coated nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1(10), 589–594 (2007).
[Crossref]

Ellis, B.

B. Ellis, M. A. Mayer, G. Shambat, T. Sarmiento, J. Harris, E. E. Haller, and J. Vučković, “Ultralow-threshold electrically pumped quantum-dot photonic-crystal nanocavity laser,” Nat. Photonics 5(5), 297–300 (2011).
[Crossref]

Elman, B.

W. Rideout, W. F. Sharfin, E. S. Koteles, M. O. Vassell, and B. Elman, “Well-barrier hole burning in quantum well lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3(9), 784–786 (1991).
[Crossref]

Endo, T.

Fainman, Y.

M. Khajavikhan, A. Simic, M. Katz, J. H. Lee, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, “Thresholdless nanoscale coaxial lasers,” Nature 482(7384), 204–207 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Q. Ding, A. Mizrahi, Y. Fainman, and V. Lomakin, “Dielectric shielded nanoscale patch laser resonators,” Opt. Lett. 36(10), 1812–1814 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. P. Nezhad, A. Simic, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, “Room-temperature subwavelength metallo-dielectric lasers,” Nat. Photonics 4(6), 395–399 (2010).
[Crossref]

A. Mizrahi, V. Lomakin, B. A. Slutsky, M. P. Nezhad, L. Feng, and Y. Fainman, “Low threshold gain metal coated laser nanoresonators,” Opt. Lett. 33(11), 1261–1263 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fang, A. W.

G. Roelkens, L. Liu, D. Liang, R. Jones, A. W. Fang, B. Koch, and J. E. Bowers, “III-V/silicon photonics for on-chip and intra-chip optical interconnects,” Laser Photon. Rev. 4(6), 751–779 (2010).
[Crossref]

Feick, H.

M. H. Huang, S. Mao, H. Feick, H. Q. Yan, Y. Y. Wu, H. Kind, E. Weber, R. Russo, and P. D. Yang, “Room-temperature ultraviolet nanowire nanolasers,” Science 292(5523), 1897–1899 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Feng, L.

M. P. Nezhad, A. Simic, O. Bondarenko, B. Slutsky, A. Mizrahi, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, “Room-temperature subwavelength metallo-dielectric lasers,” Nat. Photonics 4(6), 395–399 (2010).
[Crossref]

A. Mizrahi, V. Lomakin, B. A. Slutsky, M. P. Nezhad, L. Feng, and Y. Fainman, “Low threshold gain metal coated laser nanoresonators,” Opt. Lett. 33(11), 1261–1263 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fujita, M.

M. Fujita, A. Sakai, and T. Baba, “Ultrasmall and ultralow threshold GaInAsP-InP microdisk injection lasers: design, fabrication, lasing characteristics, and spontaneous emission factor,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(3), 673–681 (1999).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simulated band diagrams with the electrons and holes quasi-Fermi levels (Efc and Efv) of a (a) unbiased MQW heterostructure; (b) forward biased MQW heterostructure; (c) unbiased bulk heterostructure and (d) forward biased bulk heterostructure. Red dashed lines are for 0.8 V bias and blue dashed lines are for 1.0 V bias.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematics of a nanopatch laser resonator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Material gain dependence with wavelength for (a) an InGaAsP MQW structure (red) and an InGaAsP barrier (blue) at the threshold carrier density for the first order mode and (b) an InGaAsP bulk material for two different carrier densities, one at the threshold (red) and other for an optimized cavity (black dashed line). The green curves are the threshold gain dependence with resonance wavelength. Insets: possible confined optical modes and their properties. The thermal color scale indicates the normalized power from 0 (white) to 1 (black). The rightmost inset of Fig. 3(a) shows the fundamental mode (well mode) with a quality factor (Q) of 2032, resonance wavelength of 1562.7 nm, a confinement factor (Γ) of 0.251 and a threshold gain (gth) of 292 cm−1. The leftmost inset of Fig. 3(a) shows the second longitudinal mode (along the height direction), (barrier mode), with a Q of 1038, resonance wavelength of 1305.8 nm, a Γ of 0.379 and a gth of 453 cm−1. The insets of Fig. 3(b) also contain the first order mode and second longitudinal order mode for the bulk core media. The first mode, labeled Bulk #1, has a Q of 1726, resonance wavelength of 1602.1 nm, a Γ of 0.736 and a gth of 114 cm−1. The second order mode, labeled Bulk #2, has a Q of 962, resonance wavelength of 1394.5 nm, a Γ of 0.378 and a gth of 459 cm−1.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Log-log curves of the light output power x injection current for (a) MQW gain media and (b) bulk gain media with several β’s. (c) and (d) are the carrier density x injection current for the MQW and bulk gain media respectively. The solid lines are for the first order mode while the dashed lines are for the second order mode. Note that in the MQW gain system, the second order mode is the barrier mode.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Reservoir schematics to illustrate the interchange of carriers between the well and barrier. The red and blue dashed lines represents the threshold gain for the well and the barrier mode, respectively, while the green dashed line represents the pumping level Δμ that increases from (a) to (d). The lower figures show a reservoir where the threshold gain for the first mode is (e) lower and (f) much higher than the reservoir interconnection.

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d n barrier dt = I q V barrier R NR R barrier n barrier τ cap + n wells τ esc ( V wells V barrier ) v g p barrier g barrier
d n wells dt = n barrier τ cap ( V barrier V wells ) R NR R wells n wells τ esc v g p wells g wells
d p barrier dt = Γ 2 β 2 R barrier +[ Γ 2 v g g barrier ω 2 Q 2 ] p barrier
d p wells dt = Γ 1 β 1 R wells +[ Γ 1 v g g wells ω 1 Q 1 ] p wells

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