Complete rate equation modelling for the dynamics of multi-mode semiconductor lasers

S. Beri, M. Yousefi, P.C. Jager, de, D. Lenstra, M.K. Smit

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Abstract

We propose a rate equations model for the description of a multilongitudinal mode semiconductor laser. We show how usually disregarded effects such as parametric interaction, carrier-diffusion and interference between the fields of the different longitudinal modes play an important role in the final operating characteristics of the laser. Parametric interaction induces a non-trivial distribution of spectral power among different cavity modes. Interference results in nonlinear gain terms in the equations, which favour longer wavelengths versus shorter ones. Carrier-diffusion is regulating the magnitude of such effects. In the limit of very strong diffusion, previous rate equations models are recovered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 30 November - 1 December 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsA.M.J. Koonen, X.J.M. Leijtens
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages141-144
ISBN (Print)90-6144-989-8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Nov 20061 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period30/11/061/12/06

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