Special Issue "Quantum Cascade Lasers - Advances and New Applications"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi
Certain technologies are enabling. Fiber optics and telecommunication would never have become widespread without compact, inexpensive, and reliable laser diodes and photodetectors, made from InP-based semiconductors. A similar application revolution at longer wavelengths (2 < λ < 300 μm) is underway, thanks to advances in a number of different semiconductor technologies. This spectral region can be used to identify almost any chemical based on structural resonance. This is valuable for everything from medical diagnostics, homeland security, industrial quality control, and even pollution monitoring.
Long wavelength infrared lasers, which used to require cryogenic cooling, are now being developed for high power and high efficiency at room temperature and above. Additional functionality is also being realized, including electrical tuning, surface emission, frequency combs, and photonic integrated circuits. All of these technologies are constantly evolving, and this Special Issue is designed to give a current overview of the state-of-the-art for cascade lasers and applications in the 2–300 μm wavelength range.
Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi
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- Theory and design of quantum cascade lasers
- New breakthroughs in quantum cascade laser performance
- Novel material systems for improved performance
- Nonlinear effects in quantum cascade lasers
- Broadband gain media design and growth
- Quantum cascade laser photonic integrated circuits
- Power scaling of cascade lasers
- Low cost laser manufacturing techniques
- Chemical/biomedical applications for cascade lasers
- Communication applications for cascade lasers
- Active imaging applications for cascade lasers
- Defense/homeland security applications for cascade lasers