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Corrections to the rate equation approximation for dynamic considerations in a semiconductor laser

Vahala, Kerry (1986) Corrections to the rate equation approximation for dynamic considerations in a semiconductor laser. Applied Physics Letters, 48 (20). pp. 1340-1341. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHapl86a

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Abstract

Corrections to the rate equation approximation are derived and applied to a semiconductor laser. Whereas these corrections do not affect the operating point of the device, they do alter the dynamic operation. To first order the correction produces a renormalization of familiar dynamic parameters. This renormalization, in turn, leads to a 20% correction to the field spectrum linewidth formula.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1986 American Institute of Physics (Received 11 February 1986; accepted 26 March 1986) The author is grateful for several stimulating discussions with Charles Kao and for financial support from SEL. The author also wishes to thank Leslie Westbrook for furnishing a preprint concerning measurement of gN and µn.
Subject Keywords:SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; OPERATION; POLARIZATION; LINE WIDTHS; RENORMALIZATION; DYNAMICS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.96954
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