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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5312–5324

Monte Carlo modeling of the dual-mode regime in quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor lasers

Laurent Chusseau, Fabrice Philippe, and Filippo Disanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5312-5324 (2014)

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Monte Carlo markovian models of a dual-mode semiconductor laser with quantum well (QW) or quantum dot (QD) active regions are proposed. Accounting for carriers and photons as particles that may exchange energy in the course of time allows an ab initio description of laser dynamics such as the mode competition and intrinsic laser noise. We used these models to evaluate the stability of the dual-mode regime when laser characteristics are varied: mode gains and losses, non-radiative recombination rates, intraband relaxation time, capture time in QD, transfer of excitation between QD via the wetting layer... As a major result, a possible steady-state dual-mode regime is predicted for specially designed QD semiconductor lasers thereby acting as a CW microwave or terahertz-beating source whereas it does not occur for QW lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2014
Published: February 28, 2014

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Laurent Chusseau, Fabrice Philippe, and Filippo Disanto, "Monte Carlo modeling of the dual-mode regime in quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor lasers," Opt. Express 22, 5312-5324 (2014)

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