Aidas Baltusis

Postgraduate Research Student
BSc Physics with Astronomy


My research project

My qualifications

BSc Physics with Astronomy,
Including Industrial Placement at TOPTICA Photonics
University of Surrey


Research interests

Research collaborations


Aidas Baltusis, George Koutsourakis, Sebastian Wood, Stephen J. Sweeney (2021)Spatial Imaging of Minority Charge Carrier Lifetimes of Semiconductors using Digital Light Processing and Compressed Sensing, In: 2021 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)pp. 1-2 IEEE

We propose and investigate a novel, rapid method for contactless spatial imaging of minority charge carrier lifetimes based on compressed sensing. The proposed method demonstrates an order of magnitude potential increase in imaging speeds. (C) 2021 The Author(s)

Christopher R. Fitch, Aidas Baltusis, Igor P. Marko, Daehwan Jung, Justin C. Norman, John E. Bowers, Stephen J. Sweeney (2022)Carrier Recombination Properties of Low-Threshold 1.3 μm Quantum Dot Lasers on Silicon, In: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics28(1: Semiconductor Lasers)1900210 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

On-chip lasers are a key component for the realization of silicon photonics. The performance of silicon-based quantum dot (QD) devices is approaching equivalent QDs on native substrates. To drive forward design optimization we investigated the temperature and pressure dependence of intrinsic and modulation p-doped 1.3 μm InAs dot-in-well (DWELL) laser diodes on on-axis silicon substrates for comparison with devices on GaAs substrates. The silicon-based devices demonstrated low room temperature (RT) threshold current densities ( Jth ) of 192 Acm−2 (538 Acm−2 ) intrinsic (p-doped). Intrinsic devices exhibited temperature stable operation from 170-200 K. Above this, Jth increased more rapidly due to increased non-radiative recombination. P-doping increased the temperature at which Jth(T) started to increase to 300 K with a temperature insensitive region close to RT, but with a higher Jth . A strong correlation was found between the temperature dependence of gain spectrum broadening and the radiative component of threshold Jrad(T) . At low temperature this is consistent with strong inhomogeneous broadening of the carrier distribution, which is more pronounced in the p-doped devices. At higher temperatures Jth increases due to homogeneous thermal broadening coupled with non-radiative recombination. Hydrostatic pressure investigations indicate that while defect-related recombination dominates, radiative and Auger recombination also contribute to Jth .