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The surface, structural, and optical properties of InAs/InGaSb/AlSb mid-infrared lasers grown by molecular beam epitaxy have been systematically studied, respectively, by Nomarski differential interference contrast, high-resolution x-ray diffraction, and variable-temperature photoluminescence. It is found that the optimum growth temperature is between 400 and 450 °C, based on the calibrated transmission thermometry. In addition, the impact of interfacial bond type and Sb sources has been investigated. A 5.91 μm laser, grown with the optimal growth parameters, exhibits a maximum cw operating temperature of 210 K. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.
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