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Multiple-quantum-well laser simulation: a comparison between the Monte Carlo method and the drift-diffusion approximation
Author(s): A. D. Gueclue; Romain Maciejko; Alain Champagne; M. Abou-Khalil; Toshihiko Makino
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Paper Abstract

A self-consistent ensemble Monte Carlo calculation of steady state carrier distribution functions in InGaAsP-based multiple-quantum-well lasers is performed. The results are compared to those obtained with a drift-diffusion classical simulator. The outcome of the two methods is found to be similar. Still, the Monte Carlo approach offers much more insight into several issues such as the energy distribution of carriers and the effects of particle-particle interactions.

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Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328682
Show Author Affiliations
A. D. Gueclue, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
Romain Maciejko, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
Alain Champagne, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
M. Abou-Khalil, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
Toshihiko Makino, Nortel Technologies Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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