Monte Carlo study of carrier-light coupling in terahertz quantum cascade lasers

Jirauschek, Christian
January 2010
Applied Physics Letters;1/4/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p011103
Academic Journal
We present a method for self-consistently including the optical cavity field into Monte Carlo-based carrier transport simulations. This approach allows for an analysis of the actual lasing operation in quantum cascade lasers, considering effects such as gain, saturation, and longitudinal mode competition. Simulation results for a terahertz quantum cascade laser are found to be consistent with experiment.


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