Microscopic modeling of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers: Many-body interaction, plasma heating, and transverse dynamics

C. Z. Ning, Svend Bischoff, Stephan W. Koch, G. K. Harkness, Jerome V. Moloney, Weng W. Chow

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

A microscopic theory for the interaction between semiconductor quantum-well structures and laser fields based on the semiconductor Bloch equations is applied to vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with the inclusion of plasma heating. The semiconductor Bloch equations are reduced to a set of equations for the first and second moments of the carrier distribution functions. Plasma heating and many-body effects are then studied by solving this set of equations in steady state under the approximation of a single transverse and longitudinal mode. The transverse- and longitudinal-mode dynamics of VCSELs is analyzed by solving the full space-time-dependent problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1181
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume37
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998

Keywords

  • Bloch equations
  • Mode dynamics
  • Plasma heating
  • Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Microscopic modeling of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers: Many-body interaction, plasma heating, and transverse dynamics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this