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Rate equation description of carrier transport effects in multiple quantum-well lasers
Author(s): Yu Chen; Marek S. Wartak; Hanh Lu; Toshi Makino
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Paper Abstract

Using small-signal analysis based on rate equations, the effect of carrier transport on the modulation bandwidth of multiple quantum well lasers (MQW) is analyzed. Based on effective transport time model, it is shown that there is an optimum value of the ratio between carrier capture time and escape time, at which the modulation bandwidth of MQW lasers achieves maximum. The theoretical results were compared with experimental data and satisfactory agreement has been found. Drift-diffusion approach has also been introduced, and some preliminary results are presented.

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Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2610, Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230090
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Chen, Wilfrid Lauier Univ. (Canada)
Marek S. Wartak, Wilfrid Lauier Univ. (Canada)
Hanh Lu, Bell-Northern Research Ltd. (Canada)
Toshi Makino, Bell-Northern Research Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2610:
Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology
Pei Chuang Chen; Tomas D. Milster, Editor(s)

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