Many-body theory of strained quantum well laser media

M. F. Pereira, S. W. Koch, W. W. Chow

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Optical and electronic properties of lattice matched and strained quantum well laser media are analyzed for high carrier densities, combining many-body and band structure engineering techniques. The compressive strain yields more efficient inversion with consequent lower threshold carrier densities. The combined influence of strain and Coulomb effects on the α-factor causes a complicated dependence of α on the quantum well structure, laser frequency, carrier density, and threshold gain as observed in experiments.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)677-687
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1993
EventPhysical Concepts and Materials for Novel Optoelectronic Device Applications II 1993 - Trieste, Italy
Duration: 23 May 199328 May 1993


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