Time-resolved mid-infrared pump-probe measurements are performed on a quantum cascade laser below and above the threshold. The gain recovery is determined by the electron transport through the cascade heterostructure. Subpicosecond resonant tunneling injection from the injector ground state into the upper lasing state is found to be incoherent due to the strong dephasing in the active subband. The gain recovery due to transport through superlattice is interpreted in terms of dielectric relaxation within the superlattice miniband.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)