Theory of carrier heating through injection pumping and lasing in semiconductor microcavity lasers

F. Jahnke, S. W. Koch

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Abstract

Nonequilibrium carrier distributions in microcavity lasers are computed by solution of a quantum Boltzmann equation that includes carrier-carrier, carrier-phonon, and carrier-photon scattering as well as the pump process. A significant heating of the carrier plasma is observed as a consequence of the Pauli blocking of carrier injection and the removal of cold carriers through the process of stimulated recombination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1438-1440
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Volume18
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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