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Incorporating many-body effects into modeling of semiconductor lasers and amplifiers
Author(s): Cun-Zheng Ning; Robert A. Indik; Jerome V. Moloney; Weng W. Chow; Andreas Girndt; Stephan W. Koch; Rolf H. Binder
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Paper Abstract

Major many-body effects that are important for semiconductor laser modeling are summarized. We adopt a bottom-up approach to incorporate these many-body effects into a model for semiconductor lasers and amplifiers. The optical susceptibility function computed from the semiconductor Bloch equations (SBEs) is approximated by a single Lorentzian, or a superposition of a few Lorentzians in the frequency domain. Our approach leads to a set of effective Bloch equations. We compare this approach with the full microscopic SBEs for the case of pulse propagation. Good agreement between the two is obtained for pulse widths longer than tens of picoseconds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2994, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V, (6 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275616
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Cun-Zheng Ning, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert A. Indik, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jerome V. Moloney, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Weng W. Chow, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Andreas Girndt, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Stephan W. Koch, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Rolf H. Binder, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2994:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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