publication . Article . 1989

Semiconductor laser theory with many-body effects.

Hartmut Haug; Stephan W. Koch;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1989 Journal: Physical Review A, volume 39, pages 1,887-1,898 (issn: 0556-2791, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
A description of the electron-hole plasma of a semiconductor laser is developed that includes the many-body effects due to the Coulomb interactions. In particular, the plasma density-dependent band-gap renormalization, the broadening due to intraband scattering, and the Coulomb enhancement are included and evaluated for three- and two-dimensional semiconductor structures. Because of the short intraband scattering relaxation time one can eliminate the interband polarization adiabatically and at the same time introduce a hydrodynamic description of the interband kinetics. From this general formulation a diffusion equation for the carrier density is derived. The re...
arXiv: Condensed Matter::Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
free text keywords: Condensed matter physics, Ambipolar diffusion, Langevin equation, Physics, Quantum mechanics, Laser, law.invention, law, Coulomb, Elastic scattering, Atomic physics, Scattering, Semiconductor laser theory, Diffusion equation
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