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Grating theory for feedback and outcoupling of quantum well laser structures
Author(s): Jin Liu; Jerome K. Butler; Gary A. Evans; Richard K. DeFreez
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Paper Abstract

The electromagnetic characteristics of quantum-well structures with periodic dielectric perturbations are investigated numerically. The numerical solution of the differential equation is improved by using the implicit Range-Kutta method. By studying the mappings in the complex plane, the rule of choosing the sign of the transverse wave vector in the material with complex dielectric constant is established. In the discussion of the propagation characteristics, a comprehensive explanation of the resonance phenomena in periodic dielectric waveguides is presented. The main aim of the study is to determine grating strengths by analyzing the reflection and transmission characteristics of a quantum-well structure with a finite length grating. The power reflection and transmission are related to the grating strength in the various periodic dielectric waveguides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212484
Show Author Affiliations
Jin Liu, Southern Methodist Univ. (United States)
Jerome K. Butler, Southern Methodist Univ. (United States)
Gary A. Evans, Southern Methodist Univ. (United States)
Richard K. DeFreez, Linfield Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2399:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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