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Many-body effects in the propagation of short pulses in a semiconductor amplifier
Author(s): Robert A. Indik; Jerome V. Moloney; Rolf H. Binder; Weng W. Chow; Andreas Knorr; Stephan W. Koch
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Paper Abstract

The semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations provide a model that is grounded in the fundamental physics of semiconductors which include a variety of many body effects. Many of these effects are particularly noticeable when the semiconductor is probed with ultrashort pulses. We present computational results describing the computed behavior of model equations which describe the propagation of femto-second pulses in bulk GaAs. It is shown how the inclusion of additional physics modifies the predictions of the model. Among the effects that are discussed are plasma heating, plasma cooling, self-focusing, and memory effects.

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Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212537
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Indik, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jerome V. Moloney, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Rolf H. Binder, Optical Sciences Ctr./ Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Weng W. Chow, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Andreas Knorr, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Stephan W. Koch, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2399:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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