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Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 9, Issue 3–4, pp 211–217 | Cite as

A semiclassical transport model for quantum cascade lasers based on the Pauli master equation

  • G. MilovanovicEmail author
  • H. Kosina
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Abstract

A semiclassical transport description based on the Pauli master equation (PME) is presented. A Monte Carlo simulator has been developed, which is an efficient approach for solving the PME and includes the most relevant scattering mechanisms. The proposed method has been used to simulate Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) and allows the study of charge transport in an efficient way. As a prototypical example, we investigate a QCL in the THz region.

Keywords

Pauli master equation Monte Carlo Quantum cascade laser Semiclassical transport 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for MicroelectronicsTU WienWienAustria

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