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Quantum cascade lasers

Entering the mid-infrared

Nature Photonics volume 3, pages 3234 (2009) | Download Citation


The unique structure and properties of the quantum cascade laser have enabled scientists to gain access to a valuable region of the electromagnetic spectrum — the mid-infrared.

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  1. ETHZ, Institute for Quantum Electronics (IQE) Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

    • Yargo Bonetti
    •  & Jérôme Faist
  2. Alpes Lasers, 1-3 passage Maximilien-de-Meuron, CP 1766, CH-2001 Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

    • Jérôme Faist


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