TITLE

Role of carrier reservoirs on the slow phase recovery of quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifiers

AUTHOR(S)
Kim, J.; Meuer, C.; Bimberg, D.; Eisenstein, G.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/26/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 4, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The gain and phase recovery dynamics of quantum-dot (QD) semiconductor optical amplifiers are calculated, including all the optical transitions involved in successive carrier recovery processes. The carrier recovery dynamics of inhomogeneously broadened QDs is simulated by solving 1088 coupled rate equations. The respective contributions of QD states and quantum-well carrier reservoirs to the gain and phase changes are identified both temporally and spectrally. We show that the slow phase recovery component of the QD ground state is induced by the slow carrier dynamics of the carrier reservoir due to a slowly varying line shape function of the refractive index change.
ACCESSION #
36434996

 

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