Synopses & Reviews
Optoelectronic devices transform electrical signals into optical signals and vice versa by utilizing the sophisticated interaction of electrons and light within micro- and nano-scale semiconductor structures. Advanced software tools for design and analysis of such devices have been developed in recent years. However, the large variety of materials, devices, physical mechanisms, and modeling approaches often makes it difficult to select appropriate theoretical models or software packages. This book presents a review of devices and advanced simulation approaches written by leading researchers and software developers. It is intended for scientists and device engineers in optoelectronics, who are interested in using advanced software tools. Each chapter includes the theoretical background as well as practical simulation results that help to better understand internal device physics. The software packages used in the book are available to the public, on a commercial or noncommercial basis, so that the interested reader is quickly able to perform similar simulations.
Table of Contents
1. Gain and Absorption: Many-Body Effects by S. W. Koch, J. Hader, A. Thränhardt, and J. V. Moloney 2. Fabry-Perot Lasers: Temperature and Many-Body Effects by B. Grote, E. K. Heller, R. Scarmozzino, J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, and S. W. Koch 3. Fabry-Perot Lasers: Thermodynamics-Based Modeling by U. Bandelow, H. Gajewski, and R. Hünlich 4. Distributed Feedback Lasers: Quasi-3D Static and Dynamic Model by X. Li 5. Multisection Lasers: Longitudinal Modes and their Dynamics by M. Radziunas and H. J. Wünsche 6. Wavelength Tunable Lasers: Time Domain Model for SG-DBR Lasers by D. Gallagher 7. Monolithic Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers by E. Avrutin , V. Nikolaev, and D. Gallagher 8. Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: Single-Mode Control and Self-heating Effects by M. Streiff, W. Fichtner, and A. Witzig 9. Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: High-Speed Performance and Analysis by J. Gustavsson, J. Bengtsson, and A. Larsson 10. GaN-based Light- Emitting Diodes by J. Piprek and S. Li 11. Silicon Solar Cells by P. Altermatt 12. Charge-Coupled Devices by C. J. Wordelman and E. K. Banghart 13. Infrared HgCdTe Optical Detectors by G. R. Jones, R. J. Jones, and W. French 14. Monolithic Wavelength Converters: Many-Body Effects and Saturation Analysis by J. Piprek, S. Li, P. Mensz, and J. Hader 15. Active Photonic Integrated Circuits by A. Lowery