Nonequilibrium model for semiconductor laser modulation response

Weng W. Chow, Hans Christian Schneider, Stephan W Koch, Chih Hao Chang, Lukas Chrostowski, Connie J. Chang-Hasnain

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Abstract

This paper presents a laser model for describing the effects of nonequilibrium carrier distributions. The approach is based on the coupled Maxwell-semiconductor-Bloch equations, with carrier-carrier and carrier-phonon collisions treated in the relaxation rate approximation. Using examples involving relaxation oscillation, current modulation, and optical injection, we demonstrate how the model can be used to study the influences of spectral hole burning, dynamic carrier population bottleneck, and plasma heating on semiconductor laser modulation response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-409
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Semiconductor lasers
semiconductor lasers
Modulation
Plasma heating
modulation
Semiconductor materials
Lasers
plasma heating
hole burning
injection
oscillations
collisions
approximation
lasers

Keywords

  • Nonequilibrium laser dynamics
  • Optical hole burning
  • Quantum-well lasers
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Surface-emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Chow, W. W., Schneider, H. C., Koch, S. W., Chang, C. H., Chrostowski, L., & Chang-Hasnain, C. J. (2002). Nonequilibrium model for semiconductor laser modulation response. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 38(4), 402-409. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.992554

Nonequilibrium model for semiconductor laser modulation response. / Chow, Weng W.; Schneider, Hans Christian; Koch, Stephan W; Chang, Chih Hao; Chrostowski, Lukas; Chang-Hasnain, Connie J.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 38, No. 4, 04.2002, p. 402-409.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chow, WW, Schneider, HC, Koch, SW, Chang, CH, Chrostowski, L & Chang-Hasnain, CJ 2002, 'Nonequilibrium model for semiconductor laser modulation response', IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 402-409. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.992554
Chow WW, Schneider HC, Koch SW, Chang CH, Chrostowski L, Chang-Hasnain CJ. Nonequilibrium model for semiconductor laser modulation response. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2002 Apr;38(4):402-409. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.992554
Chow, Weng W. ; Schneider, Hans Christian ; Koch, Stephan W ; Chang, Chih Hao ; Chrostowski, Lukas ; Chang-Hasnain, Connie J. / Nonequilibrium model for semiconductor laser modulation response. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2002 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 402-409.
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