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GaN-based Bipolar Cascade Lasers with 25nm wide Quantum Wells: Simulation and Analysis
preprintposted on 2023-01-11, 23:09 authored by J. Piprek, G. Muziol, M. Siekacz, C. Skierbiszewski
We analyze internal device physics, performance limitations, and optimization options for a unique laser design with multiple active regions separated by tunnel junctions, featuring surprisingly wide quantum wells. Contrary to common assumptions, these quantum wells are revealed to allow for perfect screening of the strong built-in polarization field, while optical gain is provided by higher quantum levels. However, internal absorption, low p-cladding conductivity, and self-heating are shown to strongly limit the laser performance.