Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) exhibit extreme pulses

Quantum cascade photonic device, from Spitz et al., doi 10.1117/1.AP.2.6.066001. Credit: SPIE Extreme events occur in many observable contexts. Nature is a prolific source: rogue water waves surging high above the swell, monsoon rains, wildfire, etc. From climate science to optics, physicists have classified the characteristics of extreme events, extending the notion to their respective […]