Spontaneous emission of semiconductors in the wigner approach

V. S. Filinov, W. Hoyer, M. Bonitz, M. Kira, V. E. Fortov, S. W. Koch

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This paper presents a first step towards combining two well-established methods used in semiconductor physics - semiconductor Bloch equations and the Wigner approach to quantum transport. This combination provides the possibility of including spontaneous emission, i.e., the spontaneous recombination of excited electron-hole pairs in semiconductors, into the Wigner approach, which so far has been used only for systems with fixed particle number. The theory is presented and first numerical results for a three-dimensional system are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S299-S305
JournalJournal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2003


  • Monte Carlo
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Quantum statistical computation
  • Semiconductor
  • Spontaneous emission
  • Wigner approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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