Semiconductor Lasers and Theory

Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 111)

Abstract

We derive the essential rate equations of complex field and carrier density for semiconductor lasers. The lasers we discuss here are narrow-stripe edge-emitting types, which are categorized into stable class B lasers. We introduce important device parameters that affect the dynamics of the lasers and also treat fundamental characteristics of solitary semiconductor lasers. The noise effects of the lasers and some other topics related to the dynamics are discussed.

Keywords

Spontaneous Emission Carrier Density Semiconductor Laser Photon Number Relaxation Oscillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringShizuoka UniversityHamamatsu, ShizuokaJapan

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