Closed-loop design of a semiconductor laser

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We present an overview of a novel first principles quantum approach to designing and optimizing semiconductor QW material systems for target wavelengths. Using these microscopic inputs as basic building blocks we predict the L-I characteristic for a low power InGaPAs ridge laser without having to use adjustable fit parameters. Finally we employ these microscopic inputs to develop sophisticated simulation capabilities for designing and optimizing end packaged high power laser structures. As an explicit example of the latter, we consider the design and experimental demonstration of a vertical external cavity semiconductor laser (VECSEL).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrated Optics
Subtitle of host publicationDevices, Materials, and Technologies XI
StatePublished - 2007
EventIntegrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2007Jan 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherIntegrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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