Self-consistent analysis of gain saturation in channeled-substrate-planar double-heterojunction lasers

Butler, Jerome K.; Evans, Gary A.
November 1987
Applied Physics Letters;11/30/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 22, p1792
Academic Journal
A self-consistent model for semiconductor lasers [using the channeled-substrate-planar (CSP) double-heterojunction (DH) laser as an example] which does not assume constant optical power along the laser axis is developed. This approach allows for the analysis of high-power lasers with low facet reflectivities which produce nonuniform photon densities along the propagation direction. Analytical equations for the modal gain coefficient, the threshold current density, and the radiated power for a specific CSP laser structure are obtained.


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