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Application of an electronic wave-packet formalism to local-operator equations of motion for semiconductor lasers

Vahala, Kerry and Yariv, Amnon (1985) Application of an electronic wave-packet formalism to local-operator equations of motion for semiconductor lasers. Physical Review A, 32 (1). pp. 345-356. ISSN 0556-2791. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHpra85

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Abstract

We develop a quantum mechanical formalism which facilitates the study of interactions locally in semiconductors. It is based on the operators ψ°(m,x→,k→,t) and ψ(m,x→,k→,t) which are defined so as to create and destroy electronic wave-packet states having well-defined position x→ and crystal momentum ħk→ in a given energy band m of a crystal. We apply the formalism to develop local-operator equations of motion for semiconductor lasers.


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Additional Information:©1985 The American Physical Society Received 3 July 1984 This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, ITT Corporation, and Rockwell International. One author (K.J.V.) is grateful for financial support from IBM.
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