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Volume 6 (1998), Issue 1-4, Pages 355-362

The Coupled Optoelectronic Problems of Quantum Well Laser Operation

Beckman Institute, University of lllinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana 61801, IL, USA

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The treatment of several aspects of quantum well laser simulation are discussed in terms of the Minilase-II simulator. The discussion involves the optical problem and several components of the electronic problem, including bulk transport, carrier scattering into and within the quantum well, and the nonequilibrium LO phonon temperature within the well. Descriptions of these problems are followed by simulation results which show the ways in which they each affect the laser characteristics.