Theory of semiconductor quantum-dot laser dynamics

Weng W. Chow, Stephan W Koch

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Abstract

A theory for describing nonequilibrium dynamics in a semiconductor quantum-dot laser is presented. This theory is applied to a microcavity laser with a gain region consisting of an inhomogeneous distribution of quantum dots, a quantum-well wetting layer, and injection pumped bulk regions. Numerical results are presented and the effects of spectral hole burning, plasma heating, and many-body effects are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-505
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Quantum dot lasers
Semiconductor quantum dots
quantum dots
Plasma heating
plasma heating
Microcavities
hole burning
Semiconductor quantum wells
wetting
lasers
Wetting
quantum wells
injection
Lasers

Keywords

  • Hot carrier
  • Laser theory
  • Nonequilibrium carrier dynamics
  • Quantum-dot lasers
  • Semiconductor lasers

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

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Theory of semiconductor quantum-dot laser dynamics. / Chow, Weng W.; Koch, Stephan W.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 41, No. 4, 04.2005, p. 495-505.

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