## Abstract

A microscopic laser theory with predictive character developed, that can be used for nonequilibrium calculations in semiconductor lasers was discussed. A procedure was also developed for extracting effective scattering rates from microscopic calculations and using them in a rate approximation for the scattering terms in the semiconductor Bloch equations. It was found that the bulk parameters such as band structure and dielectric constants were required as input. The results show that the model used can drastically reduce calculation time while still microscopically calculating effective scattering rates.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04 |

Editors | J. Piprek, S. Li |

Pages | 90-93 |

Number of pages | 4 |

State | Published - Dec 1 2004 |

Event | Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04 - Santa Barbara, CA, United States Duration: Aug 24 2004 → Aug 26 2004 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04 |
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### Other

Other | Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04 |
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Country/Territory | United States |

City | Santa Barbara, CA |

Period | 8/24/04 → 8/26/04 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)