Many-body effects in the propagation of short pulses in a semiconductor amplifier

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Abstract

The semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations provide a model that is grounded in the fundamental physics of semiconductors which include a variety of many body effects. Many of these effects are particularly noticeable when the semiconductor is probed with ultrashort pulses. We present computational results describing the computed behavior of model equations which describe the propagation of femto-second pulses in bulk GaAs. It is shown how the inclusion of additional physics modifies the predictions of the model. Among the effects that are discussed are plasma heating, plasma cooling, self-focusing, and memory effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages650-659
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0819417467
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 6 1995Feb 9 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2399
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period2/6/952/9/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Indik, R. A., Moloney, J. V., Binder, R. H., Chow, W. W., Knorr, A., & Koch, S. W. (1995). Many-body effects in the propagation of short pulses in a semiconductor amplifier. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 650-659). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2399). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.