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Microscopic theory of semiconductor light emission
Author(s): M. Kira; Frank Jahnke; W. Hoyer; Stephan W. Koch
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Paper Abstract

A fully quantum mechanical theory for a system of photons and Coulomb interacting electron-hole pairs in semiconductors is investigated. The resulting semiconductor luminescence equations are discussed and evaluated for a variety of examples. For a quantum-well system, it is shown how luminescence at the exciton resonance can result from an incoherent electron-hole plasma. Also changes in carrier lifetimes due to radiative recombination are studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391421
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M. Kira, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Frank Jahnke, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
W. Hoyer, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Stephan W. Koch, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3944:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
Rolf H. Binder; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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