Semiconductor-Laser Physics [E-Book] / by Weng W. Chow, Stephan W. Koch, Murray Sargent.
Chow, Weng W., (author)
Koch, Stephan W., (author) / Sargent, Murray, (author)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1994
XII, 497 p. online resource.
englisch
9783642612251
10.1007/978-3-642-61225-1
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Semiconductor Laser Diodes
  • 1-1. The Diode
  • 1-2. Basic Laser Device
  • 1-3. Heterostructures
  • 1-4. Gain and Index Guiding
  • 1-5. Semiconductor Microlasers
  • 1-6. Output Power-Current Characteristics
  • 1-7. Frequency Spectrum
  • 1-8. Transverse Mode Structure
  • 1-9. Phenomenological Gain Model
  • 2. Basic Concepts
  • 2-1. Elementary Aspects of Band Structures
  • 2-2. Units
  • 2-3. Fermi-Dirac Distributions
  • 2-4. Quantum Confinement
  • 2-5. Slowly-Varying Maxwell Equations
  • 2-6. Quantum Mechanics of the Semiconductor Medium
  • 3. Free-Carrier Theory
  • 3-1. Free-Carrier Equations of Motion
  • 3-2. Quasiequilibrium Approximation
  • 3-3. Semiconductor Gain
  • 3-4. Temperature Dependence of Gain
  • 3-5. Gain Saturation
  • 3-6. Carrier-Induced Refractive Index
  • 4. Coulomb Effects
  • 4-1. Many-Body Hamiltonian
  • 4-2. Plasma Screening
  • 4-3. Semiconductor Bloch Equations
  • 4-4. Bandgap Renormalization
  • 4-5. Interband Coulomb Effects
  • 4-6. Collision Processes
  • 5. Many-Body Gain
  • 5-1. Pad’e Approximation
  • 5-2. Bulk Semiconductors
  • 5-3. Quantum Wells
  • 6. Band Mixing and Strain in Quantum Wells
  • 6-1. Bloch Theorem
  • 6-2. Electronic States at k = 0
  • 6-3. k?p Theory
  • 6-4. Luttinger Hamiltonian
  • 6-5. Quantum Wells
  • 6-6. Strained Quantum Wells
  • 6-7. Bandstructure Calculation
  • 6-8. GaAs-AlGaAs Quantum Wells
  • 6-9. InGaAs-AlGaAs Strained Quantum Wells
  • 6-10. InGaAs-InP
  • 6-11. InGaP-InAlGaP
  • 7. Semiclassical Laser Theory
  • 7-1. Multimode Maxwell Equations
  • 7-2. Single-Mode Semiconductor Laser Theory
  • 7-3. Single-Mode Linear-Stability Analysis
  • 7-4. Injection Locking
  • 7-5. Coupled Resonators
  • 7-6. Laser Arrays
  • 8. Multimode Operation
  • 8 -1. Multiwave Mixing
  • 8-2. Short-Cavity Sidemode Interactions
  • 8-3. Third-Order Multimode Equations
  • 8-4. Single-Mode Operation
  • 8-5. Two-Mode Operation
  • 8-6. Three-Mode Operation and Mode Locking
  • 8-7. Higher-Order Operation
  • 9. Quantum Theory of the Laser
  • 9-1. Single-Mode Field Quantization
  • 9-2. Spontaneous Emission
  • 9-3. Quantum Langevin Equations
  • 9-4. Semiconductor Langevin Equations
  • 9-5. Power Spectra and Laser Linewidth
  • 10. Propagation Effects
  • 10-1. Longitudinal Field Dependence
  • 10-2. Lateral Field Distributions
  • 10-3. Diffraction Effects
  • 10-4. Filamentation in Amplifiers
  • 10-5. Unstable Resonator Lateral Mode Stability
  • 11. Beyond Quasiequilibrium Theory
  • 11-1. Nonequilibrium Laser Theory
  • 11-2. Numerical Results for VCSELs
  • 11-3. Pulse Propagation in Semiconductor Amplifiers
  • Appendix A: Two-Level Systems and Rate Equations
  • Appendix B: k?p Theory
  • Appendix C: Envelope Function Approach
  • Appendix D: Strain Effects
  • Appendix E: Some Langevin Goodies.