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Non-Markovian gain of strained-layer quantum well lasers with many-body effects
Author(s): Do-Yeol Ahn
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Paper Abstract

A non-Markovian model for the optical gain of strained-layer quantum-well lasers is studied taking into account the valence-band mixing, strain effects, many-body effects and the non-Markovian relaxation using the time-convolutionless reduced-density operator formalism for an arbitrary driven system coupled to a stochastic reservoir. Many-bode effects are taken into account within the time-dependent Hartree- Fock approximation and the valence-band structure is calculated from the 6 X 6 Luttinger-Kohn Hamiltonian. The optical gain with Coulomb (or excitonic) enhancement is derived by integrating the equation of motion for the interband polarization. It is predicted that the Coulomb enhancement of gain is pronounced in the cases of compressive and unstrained quantum wells while it is negligible in the case of tensile strained quantum well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316659
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Do-Yeol Ahn, Univ. of Seoul (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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