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Self-consistent calculation of quantum well electron transfer structures for ultrafast optical switches
Author(s): C. M. Weinert; Neeraj Agrawal
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Paper Abstract

A self-consistent finite difference method for the simulation of electron transfer structures is developed and applied to optimize InGaAsP/InP QW structures for fast optical switching devices. Simultaneous solution of Poisson's equation, continuity equation and Schrodinger's equation on a discretized mesh yields a fast and accurate simulation method which may be applied to arbitrary layer structures and which needs no artificial assumptions like space charge layers. With this method we calculate the important physical parameters of Barrier, Reservoir and Quantum Well Electron Transfer Structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2212, Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics, (25 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185109
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C. M. Weinert, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fur Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)
Neeraj Agrawal, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fur Nachrichtentechnik (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2212:
Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics
Giancarlo C. Righini; David Yevick, Editor(s)

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