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A self-consistent two-dimensional model of quantum-well semiconductor lasers: optimization of a GRIN-SCH SQW laser structure

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4 Author(s)
Li, Z.-M. ; Inst. of Microstructural Sci., Nat. Res. Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Dzurko, Kenneth M. ; Delage, A. ; McAlister, S.P.

A two-dimensional model for quantum-well lasers that solves, self-consistently, the semiconductor equations together with the complex scalar wave equation is described. It incorporates a position- and wavelength-dependent gain function which is derived from a quantum mechanical calculation. Such a model enables one to predict the characteristics of a quantum-well laser with a minimal number of empirical parameters. The output of the model includes light-current characteristics, the current distribution, and the optical field intensity distribution, obtained simultaneously in the calculation. Examples for modeling GRIN-SCH SQW (graded-index separate confinement heterostructure single quantum well) ridge wave guide lasers are given, and good agreement with experimental results is obtained. The model is used to optimize the geometry of a GRIN-SCH SQW laser for minimum threshold current and maximum efficiency

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 4 )