Microscopic modelling of equilibrium and nonequilibrium gain in optically pumped semiconductor lasers

Stephan W Koch, A. Thränhardt, S. Becker, Jorg Hader, Jerome V Moloney

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04
EditorsJ. Piprek, S. Li
Pages90-93
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04 - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2004Aug 26 2004

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OtherProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period8/24/048/26/04

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Koch, S. W., Thränhardt, A., Becker, S., Hader, J., & Moloney, J. V. (2004). Microscopic modelling of equilibrium and nonequilibrium gain in optically pumped semiconductor lasers. In J. Piprek, & S. Li (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, NUSOD '04 (pp. 90-93)