Extraction of rate-equation parameters from optical modal gain measurements for multiple-quantum-well semiconductor lasers

Marek Wartak, Philip Weetman, T Alajoki, Janne Aikio, Veli Heikkinen

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Rate equations for multiple‐quantum‐well (MQW) laser structure with carrier transport effects and advanced models of optical modal gain were used to extract relevant laser's parameters used in simulations. The many‐body effects of bandgap renormalization, Coulombic scattering interactions, and a non‐Markovian distribution were included in gain calculations. The importance of carrier leakage for that particular structure is indicated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-56
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine



  • optical modal gain
  • InGaAsP
  • rate equations
  • quantum wells
  • MQW

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