Microscopic simulation of semiconductor lasers at telecommunication wavelengths

A. Thränhardt, C. Bückers, C. Schlichenmaier, I. Kuznetsova, S. W. Koch, J. Hader, J. V. Moloney

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We consider two GaAs-based laser materials emitting at telecommunication wavelengths, namely the dilute nitride (GaIn)(NAs) as well as Ga(AsSb), and model their optical properties by including scattering and dephasing on a microscopic basis. The theory shows an excellent agreement with experiment without the inclusion of fit parameters such as phenomenological scattering times. By careful comparison of measurements and computations, one can extract controversial bandstructure parameters such as the band offset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1009
Number of pages5
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number12-14
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Carrier scattering
  • Dilute nitrides
  • GaAsSb
  • Microscopic gain calculation
  • Quantum well lasers
  • Telecommunication wavelength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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