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Mullane, M,McInerney, JG;
1999
July
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Minimization of the linewidth enhancement factor in compressively strained semiconductor lasers
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linewidth enhancement factor modeling quantum-well lasers strain QUANTUM-WELL LASERS
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A comprehensive model for the optical response of a semiconductor quantum well, including valence subband mixing and many-body effects, is used to theoretically investigate means of minimizing the linewidth enhancement factor, The effects of well width and compressive strain are analyzed, and the contribution of many-body effects evaluated. Compressive strain in narrow quantum wells generally leads to reduction of the linewidth enhancement factor at gain peak. In addition, many-body effects, particularly bandgap renormalization, admit the possibility that by small detuning to below the gain peak position, a zero value is possible.
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