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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8143–8149

Rate-equation model for multi-mode semiconductor lasers with spatial hole burning

Daan Lenstra and Mirvais Yousefi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8143-8149 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.008143


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Abstract

We present a set of rate equations for the modal amplitudes and carrier-inversion moments that describe the deterministic multi-mode dynamics of a semiconductor laser due to spatial hole burning. Mutual interactions among the lasing modes, induced by high- frequency modulations of the carrier distribution, are included by carrier-inversion moments for which rate equations are given as well. We derive the Bogatov effect of asymmetric gain suppression in semiconductor lasers and illustrate the potential of the model for a two and three-mode laser by numerical and analytical methods.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Citation
Daan Lenstra and Mirvais Yousefi, "Rate-equation model for multi-mode semiconductor lasers with spatial hole burning," Opt. Express 22, 8143-8149 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-8143


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