Abc's of semiconductor lasers. Fact or fiction?

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It is demonstrated that fully microscopic many-body models are required for a correct description of the dominant carrier loss-processes in semiconductor lasers, spontaneous emission and Auger recombination, and that they are able to quantitatively predict these losses. The density dependence of the losses assumed in semiempirical aproaches, J=AN+BN2+CN3, is shown to break down already near transparency. For the spontaneous emission it is shown to decrease from quadratic to linear (BN), Auger rates are shown to increase only quadratically (CN2) or even less.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557527970, 9781557527974
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2005 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2005Oct 21 2005


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2005
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Hader, J., Moloney, J. V., & Koch, S. W. (2005). Abc's of semiconductor lasers. Fact or fiction? In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Optical Society of America.