Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Modelling of quantum well semiconductor lasers based on Green's functions

M.S. Wartak*, P. Weetman
Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5, Canada

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We formulated a Wigner function-based model for quantum well (QW) lasers. This model has benefits over other models as it is less phenomenological and can be generalized easily to incorporate additional effects. We start with standard non-equilibrium Green's functions and apply the Wigner transformations as well as some key techniques to get a complete system of equations. We include bias potential and electromagnetic interactions. We will also discuss some of the possible generalizations.

Keywords:  Quantum well semiconductor lasers; Wigner functions; Quantum Boltzmann equation

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