Local terahertz fields of multiple 10 MV/cm tailored in gold metamaterials drive electronic interband transitions in intrinsic GaAs. The bandgap exceeds the THz photon energy 400-fold. Photoluminescence microscopy maps the THz near-field distribution.
Ga(NAsP) multi quantum well heterostructures were grown pseudomorphically on exactly oriented (001) silicon substrates without the formation of misfit dislocations. Optical pumped lasing operation was observed at temperatures up to 125 K.
We report lasing of optically pumped Ga(NAsP)/(BGa)(AsP) heterostructures grown lattice-matched on Si. Modal gain of up to 80 cm-1 is determined at 300 K and a distinct threshold behaviour and mode spectrum is observed up to 100 K.
Transient gain measurements are performed for (Galn)As quantum well structures. Gain up to 2000 cm-1 on a timescale of several hundred ps is observed. A microscopic model quantitatively provides theoretical support without introducing fit parameters.
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