Abstract

We provide what we believe is the first closed-loop prediction of a semiconductor laser performance using fully microscopic many-body models for the spontaneous emission, gain, and carrier recombination losses due to Auger processes without having to resort to phenomenological adjustable fit parameters.

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2006 (2)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, in Proc. SPIE 6115, 61151T (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1217 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 201112 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, and W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 688 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, W. Hoyer, and S. W. Koch, Prog. Quantum Electron. 23, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chow, W. W.

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, and W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 688 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. W. Chow and S. W. Koch, Semiconductor-Laser Fundamentals: Physics of the Gain Materials (Springer, 1999).

Coldren, L. A.

L. A. Coldren and S. W. Corzine, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits (Wiley, 1995).

Corzine, S. W.

L. A. Coldren and S. W. Corzine, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits (Wiley, 1995).

Ehret, J. E.

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Engl, K.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Feicht, G.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Furitsch, M.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hader, J.

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, in Proc. SPIE 6115, 61151T (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1217 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 201112 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, and W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 688 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hantke, K.

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Härle, V.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hofmann, M.

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hoyer, W.

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, W. Hoyer, and S. W. Koch, Prog. Quantum Electron. 23, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jahnke, F.

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, W. Hoyer, and S. W. Koch, Prog. Quantum Electron. 23, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kira, M.

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, W. Hoyer, and S. W. Koch, Prog. Quantum Electron. 23, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Koch, S. W.

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, in Proc. SPIE 6115, 61151T (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1217 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 201112 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, and W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 688 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, W. Hoyer, and S. W. Koch, Prog. Quantum Electron. 23, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

W. W. Chow and S. W. Koch, Semiconductor-Laser Fundamentals: Physics of the Gain Materials (Springer, 1999).

Laino, V.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Leber, A.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lell, A.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Luisier, M.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Moloney, J. V.

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, in Proc. SPIE 6115, 61151T (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 201112 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1217 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, and W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 688 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, T. R.

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schwarz, U. T.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Siskaninetz, W. J.

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wegscheider, W.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Witzigmann, B.

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zakharian, A. R.

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 201112 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. Witzigmann, V. Laino, M. Luisier, U. T. Schwarz, G. Feicht, W. Wegscheider, K. Engl, M. Furitsch, A. Leber, A. Lell, and V. Härle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 1217 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch, and W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 688 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. Hader, A. R. Zakharian, J. V. Moloney, T. R. Nelson, W. J. Siskaninetz, J. E. Ehret, K. Hantke, M. Hofmann, and S. W. Koch, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 762 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch, in Proc. SPIE 6115, 61151T (2006).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Kira, F. Jahnke, W. Hoyer, and S. W. Koch, Prog. Quantum Electron. 23, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

W. W. Chow and S. W. Koch, Semiconductor-Laser Fundamentals: Physics of the Gain Materials (Springer, 1999).

L. A. Coldren and S. W. Corzine, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits (Wiley, 1995).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Gray circles: experimental spontaneous emission spectra for four (unknown) excitation powers. Black curves: theoretical spectra for sheet carrier densities of 4.2, 5.0, 5.8, and 6.5 × 10 10 cm 2 , assuming an inhomogenous broadening of 14 meV (FWHM).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Microscopically calculated loss currents due to Auger recombination (solid curves) and spontaneous emission (dashed curves) for temperatures of 275 K (black), 300 K (dark gray), and 325 K (light gray). Thin dark gray lines: losses for 300 K using the power laws B N 2 and C N 3 where B and C are obtained from a fit to the microscopic results at low densities. Dashed vertical lines: N thr for the three temperatures.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimentally measured (dots) and microscopically calculated (lines) input–output characteristics for two temperatures. The theory assumes a heating of 2.3 K beyond the nominal experimental temperatures.

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α out = 1 2 L ln ( 1 R 1 R 2 ) ,

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