Rate-equation description of multi-mode semiconductor lasers

M. Yousefi, D. Lenstra

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A set of rate equations is derived describing the deterministic multi-mode dynamics of a semiconductor laser. Mutual interactions among the lasing modes, induced by high-frequency modulations of the carrier distribution, are described by carrier-inversion moments and lead to special spectral content of each spatial mode. The diffusion of carriers is shown to play an important role in determining the spectral properties of the field. The Bogatov effect of asymmetric gain suppression in semiconductor lasers will be derived. We will explicitly discuss the nontrivial relationship between the modes of the nonlinear cavity and the optical spectrum of the laser output and illustrate this for a two and three-mode laser. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXII
RedacteurenB. Witzigmann, M. Osinski, F. Henneberger, Y. Arakawa
Plaats van productieBellingham
StatusGepubliceerd - 2014
EvenementPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXII, February 3-6, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA - San Francisco, CA, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 3 feb 20146 feb 2014

Publicatie series

NaamProceedings of SPIE
ISSN van geprinte versie0277-786X


CongresPhysics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXII, February 3-6, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadSan Francisco, CA
AnderPhysics and simulation of optoelectronic devices XXII, February 01, 2014, San Francisco, USA


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