Impact of p-doping, strain and surface recombination on optical gain in GaAs nanocylinders

Tapar, Jinal and Kishen, Saurabh and Emani, Naresh Kumar and et al, . (2019) Impact of p-doping, strain and surface recombination on optical gain in GaAs nanocylinders.

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Semiconductor nanolasers based on micro disks, photonic crystal cavities, and metallo-dielectric nanocavities have been studied during the last decade for on-chip light source applications. However, practical realization of low threshold, room temperature operation of semiconductor nanolasers is still a challenge due to the large surface-to-volume ratio of the nanostructures, which results in low optical gain and hence higher lasing threshold. Also, the gain in nanostructures is an important parameter for designing all-dielectric metamaterial-based active applications. Here, we investigate the impact of p-type doping, compressive strain, and surface recombination on the gain spectrum and the spatial distribution of carriers in GaAs nanocylinders. Our analysis reveals that the lasing threshold can be lowered by choosing the right doping concentration in the active III-V material combined with compressive strain. This combination of strain and p-type doping shows 100x improvement in gain and ~5 times increase in modulation bandwidth for high-speed operation.

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Emani, Naresh Kumar
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 04:58
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 04:58
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