Accession Number:

ADP012660

Title:

Third Order Mode Optically Pumped Semiconductor Laser for an Integrated Twin Photon Source in Quantum Optics

Descriptive Note:

Symposium proceedings

Corporate Author:

THALES RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORSAY (FRANCE)

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Lasing action on a third order waveguide mode is demonstrated at room temperature under optical pumping, in a specifically designed quantum well laser structure. The AlGaAs heterostructure involves barriers which ensure that the third order mode has a higher overlap with the single quantum well emitter than the fundamental mode. Third order mode operation of a laser structure opens the way to modal phase matched parametric down conversion inside the semiconductor laser itself. It is a first step towards the realization of semiconductor twin photon laser sources, needed for quantum information experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE