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Modeling the evolution of quantum optical states in optoelectronic devices
Author(s): Teppo Häyrynen; Jani Oksanen; Jukka Tulkki
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a quantum trajectory model for describing the evolution of an optical mode interacting with optoelectronic devices. Our model includes the field-material coupling, the pumping rate of the material, the loss rate of the material, and also the mirror losses of the cavity. We derive a relation between the model parameters and semiconductor material and device properties and apply the model to calculate the photon statistics of semiconductor devices. We show that depending on the material and device parameters the setup can operate as a light emitting diode or as a laser. In addition to the steady state solutions, the model can be applied to calculate the transient phenomena of the density operator of the optical field. It can also be applied to model the single photon detectors coupled to a cavity field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7933, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIX, 79331V (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873053
Show Author Affiliations
Teppo Häyrynen, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Jani Oksanen, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Jukka Tulkki, Aalto Univ. (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7933:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIX
Bernd Witzigmann; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa; Alexandre Freundlich, Editor(s)

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