Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 38, Issue 12, pp 1039–1044

Harmonic balance analysis for semiconductor lasers under large-signal modulation

  • Stefan Odermatt
  • Bernd Witzigmann
  • Bernhard Schmithüsen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11082-006-9009-9

Cite this article as:
Odermatt, S., Witzigmann, B. & Schmithüsen, B. Opt Quant Electron (2006) 38: 1039. doi:10.1007/s11082-006-9009-9

Abstract

The dynamic characteristics of an edge-emitting laser under large-signal modulation are analyzed in the frequency domain using a harmonic balance method on device level. The simulations reveal the nonlinearities of the carrier dynamics in the quantum well region which strongly influence the optical power in the higher harmonics.

Keywords

harmonic balancesemiconductor lasernumerical simulation

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Odermatt
    • 1
  • Bernd Witzigmann
    • 1
  • Bernhard Schmithüsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Integrated Systems Laboratory (ETH Zurich)ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Synopsys Switzerland LLCZurichSwitzerland