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Population-inversion and gain estimates for a semiconductor TASER

Harrison, P. and Soref, R.A. (2001) Population-inversion and gain estimates for a semiconductor TASER. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 37 (1). pp. 153-158. ISSN 0018-9197

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We have investigated a solid-state design advanced (see Soref et al, in SPIE Proceedings, vol. 3795, p, 516, 1999) to achieve a terahertz-amplification-by-the-stimulated-emision-of-radiation (TASER), The original design was based on light-to heavy-hole intersubband transitions in SiGe/Si heterostructures, This work adapts the design to electron intersubband transitions in the more readily available GaAs/Ga1-xAlxAs material system. It is found that the electric-field induced anti-crossings of the states, derived from the first excited state with the ground states of a superlattice in the Stark-ladder regime, offers the possibility of a population inversion and gain at room temperature.

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Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 15:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/3.892737
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/3.892737
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/709

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