In this talk I will discuss how resonant light-matter interaction in the gain medium of quantum cascade lasers gives rise to a rich nonlinear multimode dynamics and a variety of phase-locked multimode regimes, most notably optical frequency combs with separation between the comb lines changing from one to many dozen round-trip frequencies. I will review […]
Worldwide research efforts have been focusing on quantum efficiency enhancements of GaN-based light emitters. A promising approach is the separation of multiple active regions by tunnel junctions, enabling electron-hole pairs to generate more than one photon. Utilizing advanced numerical device simulation, we here analyze internal physics and performance limitations of such InGaN/GaN bipolar cascade laser […]
Accurate prediction of thermal effects is important for scaled photonic devices as excessive heating may lead to device failure. This paper addresses numerical modeling of thermal properties of InP nanocavity lasers on Si combined with optical simulations in Lumerical and lasing threshold measurements. Different geometries with diameters ranging from 200 nm to 2 µm are […]
This paper presents a theoretical comparison of the electro-optical characteristics of 850 nm GaAs/AlGaAs pinand BTJ-based VCSELs. The calculations are based on a drift-diffusion model coupled with a NEGF formalism, able to model accurately the tunneling across the TJ. The resulting LIV characteristics demonstrate promising improvements, at both 25 and 80 ◦C, enabled by TJ […]
We discuss the integration of quantum dashes (QDashes) into laser simulations using Crosslight Pics3D, outlining the approach for developing a model featuring asymmetrical active regions. The importance of including wetting layers to accurately represent carrier transport is investigated using results obtained for an InAs/InP QDash laser. While leakage current across the active region is unaffected […]
LD07–Travelling wave analysis of high pulsed power long-wavelength asymmetric-waveguide short-cavity laser diodes with a bulk active layer
An effective one-dimensional travelling wave model is used to analyse the performance of a short-cavity asymmetric waveguide high pulsed power laser diodes. The effect of longitudinal inhomogeneity is proven to be modest for practical laser designs.
In this paper we demonstrate a directly coupled opto-electro-thermal (OET) transmission line laser model (TLLM) for edge emitting laser simulations and its comparison to physical simulations and measurements. Our results show that the OET TLLM has comparable computational efficiency to the standard opto-electronic (OE) TLLM and can include self-heating effects with good accuracy. As such […]
Photon-photon resonance (PPR) in DBR lasers is studied by numerical simulations, which are based on the mode expansion and the rate equations. It is found that the photon number and the mode coupling factor play important roles to understand physical mechanism of the PPR behind.
We numerically study the behavior of a ring laser subject to bidirectional delayed optical feedback, when the isolated laser is in the quasi-unidirectional regime. We find different regimes, two of which are of special interest, because the laser switching period, between the clockwise and the counter-clockwise mode, is linearly related to the time of flight […]
This paper reports on improvement of stability of the fundamental horizontal transverse mode in a ridge-type semiconductor laser by incorporating transversal diffraction gratings. Kinks do not appear in current versus light-output curves by appropriately designing the number of the grating periods when the mesa width is 5 µm.
We have proposed harmonically hybrid silicon mode-locked ring laser using intracavity reflectors (ICR’s) to suppress supermode noise. The dynamic and noise propertiesof ring laser for without-reflector structures (WOICRS) and proposed structure (PS) are investigated using a delay differential equation model (DDE).
LD13pd–Numerical Modeling and Experimental Validation of Tm- and Er-Doped Tellurite Microsphere Lasers
We report an efficient semi-analytical method for modeling of CW rare-earth ion-doped microlasers. We numerically simulated threshold pump powers and expected laser wavelengths for in-band pumped Tm- and Er-doped tellurite glass microspheres. With the increase of Q-factor, the laser wavelength grows smoothly for Tm and there are jumps from the C-band to the L-band for […]
Photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers (PCSELs) with double circular holes in the unit cell are optimized in terms of slope efficiency and single-mode stability. For PC-SELs with double-hole shift of one-fourth and one-third lattice constant, the area ratios of two holes are optimized separately and fall in completely different range; moreover, their threshold gain discrimination values are […]