Data are presented demonstrating that a low-threshold quantum dot laser diode can achieve very low internal optical loss. The broad-area laser diode operates at the wavelength 1.22 m and delivers 2 W of power from a 1.6 cm-long cavity with uncoated facets, with a lasing threshold current density of 10.4 A/cm2. The laser diode's internal waveguide loss is extracted from cavity length measurements to...
In this presentation, a continuous-wave room temperature lasing at a threshold current density of 11.7 A/cm2 is reported. This is the lowest threshold current density ever reported for continuous-wave room temperature operation of a laser diode, to the authors' knowledge.
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