Corrections to the rate equation approximation for dynamic considerations in a semiconductor laser

Vahala, Kerry
May 1986
Applied Physics Letters;5/19/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 20, p1340
Academic Journal
Corrections to the rate equation approximation are derived and applied to a semiconductor laser. Whereas these corrections do not affect the operating point of the device, they do alter the dynamic operation. To first order the correction produces a renormalization of familiar dynamic parameters. This renormalization, in turn, leads to a 20% correction to the field spectrum linewidth formula.


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