The absorption and gain for an InGaNAs/GaAs quantum-well structure is calculated and compared to that of a more conventional InGaAs/InGaPAs structure, both lasing in the 1.3 μm range. Despite significant differences in the band structures, the gain value is comparable for high carrier densities in both structures and the transition energy at the gain maximum shows a similar blueshift with increasing carrier density. For low and intermediate carrier densities, the calculated gain in the InGaPAs system is significantly lower and the bandwidth smaller than in the InGaNAs system.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)