Abstract

Extremely broadband emission is obtained from semiconductor optical amplifiers–superluminescent diodes with nonidentical quantum wells made of InGaAsP/InP materials. The well sequence is experimentally shown to have a significant influence on the emission spectra. With the three In0.67Ga0.33As0.72P0.28 quantum wells near the n-cladding layer and the two In0.53Ga0.47As quantum wells near the p-cladding layer, all bounded by In0.86Ga0.14As0.3P0.7 barriers, the emission spectrum could cover from less than 1.3 to nearly 1.55 μm, and the FWHM could be near 300  nm.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. S. Gingrich, D. R. Chumney, S.-Z. Sun, S. D. Hersee, L. F. Lester, and S. R. Brueck, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 155 (1997).
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T. F. Krauss, G. Hondromitros, B. Vogele, and R. M. De La Rue, Electron. Lett. 33, 1142 (1997).
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H. Yamazaki, A. Tomita, M. Yamaguchi, and Y. Sasaki, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 767 (1997).
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T. R. Chen, L. Eng, Y. H. Zhuang, and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1345 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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T. R. Chen, L. Eng, Y. H. Zhuang, and A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1345 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C.-F. Lin and B.-L. Lee, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 1598 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

T. F. Krauss, G. Hondromitros, B. Vogele, and R. M. De La Rue, Electron. Lett. 33, 1142 (1997).
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A. T. Semenov, V. R. Shidlovski, and S. A. Safin, Electron. Lett. 29, 854 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B.-L. Lee, C.-F. Lin, J.-W. Lai, and W. Lin, Electron. Lett. 34, 1230 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

D. Ahn and S. L. Chuang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 13 (1990).
[CrossRef]

N. Tessler and G. Eisenstein, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1586 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

M. Alam and M. Lundstrom, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 1418 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C.-F. Lin, B.-L. Lee, and P.-C. Lin, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1456 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Designed QW structures: wide QW, In0.53Ga0.47As, 8.7  nm; narrow QW, In0.67Ga0.33As0.72P0.28, 6.0  nm; barrier, In0.86Ga0.14As0.3P0.7, 15  nm; SCH region, In0.86Ga0.14As0.3P0.7, 120  nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured emission spectra of the three samples at different current levels.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variation of spectral width with injection current for the three samples.

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Table 1 Calculated Transition Wavelengths Corresponding to the Bounded Energy States of the Nonidentical MQWs of the Three Samples

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