VCSELs pp 77-117 | Cite as

Three-Dimensional Modeling of VCSELs

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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 166)

Abstract

VCSELs are complicated objects, also from a modeling point of view. In fact the computation of statical and dynamical operation implies the interaction of different physical phenomena: electrical, thermal and optical. All are stronglycoupled and rule device operation. In this chapter the relevant effects and corresponding mutual interactions will be reviewed and possible ways to numerically address them discussed. Particular attention will be devoted to the optical solver, which is the core of any VCSEL simulation tool. In fact the optical characteristics determine the final device performance.

Keywords

Carrier Density Quantum Well Modal Gain Transverse Profile Threshold Gain 
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  1. 1.IEIIT-CNR c/o Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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