Yingjun Han, H. Li, Z. Y. Tan, X. G. Guo and J. C. Cao *
State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 865 Changning Road, Shanghai 200050, P. R. China
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Abstract: An ensemble Monte Carlo method is employed to evaluate the performance of resonant-phonon terahertz quantum cascade lasers. Based on our simulation, a device structure is designed to avoid the strong absorption of atmosphere. The material growth, structural analyses and optical characteristics of the laser are present. Using gold-gold waveguide layers, we demonstrate a device lasing at 3.4 THz, which is just located at a low-loss stage of the atmosphere.
Keywords: Terahertz, Quantum Cascade Laser, Monte Carlo.
Acknowledgments: Authors would like to thank Prof. H. C. Liu for his help in the devices fabrication. This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Project No. 2007CB310402), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project Nos. 60721004 and 60606027), and the major project (KGCX2-YW-231) and "Hundred Scholar Plan" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Yingjun Han, H. Li, Z. Y. Tan, X. G. Guo and J. C. Cao. Monte Carlo simulation and material growth of resonant-phonon assisted terahertz quantum cascade lasers[J]. International Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology, 2010, Vol.3, No.2: 92-96. DOI:10.11906/TST.092-096.2010.06.09