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Simulation of a 1550-nm InGaAsP-InP transistor laser

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Title: Simulation of a 1550-nm InGaAsP-InP transistor laser
Author: Shi, Wei; Duan, Zigang; Vafaei, Raha; Rouger, Nicolas; Fariji, Behnam; Chrostowski, Lukas
Issue Date: 2009
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-06-01
Publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Citation: Shi, Wei; Duan, Zigang; Vafaei, Raha; Rouger, Nicolas; Fariji, Behnam; Chrostowski, Lukas. Simulation of a 1550-nm InGaAsP-InP transistor laser Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2009: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, edited by Zishen Zhao, Ray Chen, Yong Chen, Jinzhong Yu, Junqiang Sun, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7516, 75160P, 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.841564
Abstract: A 1550 InGaAsP-InP multiple-quantum-well (MQW) transistor laser is numerically modeled. The proposed structure has a deep-ridge waveguide and asymmetric doping profile in the base (i.e. only the part below QWs of the base is doped) which provides good optical and electrical confinement and effectively reduces the lateral leakage current and optical absorption. The important physical models and parameters are discussed and validated by modeling a conventional ridge-waveguide laser diode and comparing the results with the experiment. The simulation results of the transistor laser demonstrate a low threshold (< 10 mA) and a > 25 % slope efficiency with the current gain of 2 ~ 4. The optical saturation and voltage-controlled operation are also demonstrated. Copyright 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Affiliation: Applied Science, Faculty ofElectrical and Computer Engineering, Department of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35023
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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