Series in Microelectronics

edited by        Wolfgang Fichtner
                        Qiuting Huang
                        Heinz Jäckel
                        Gerhard Tröster
                        Bernd Witzigmann

Vol. 177

Stefan Odermatt,
Physics and Simulation of Semiconductor Lasers:
Static and Dynamic Characteristics.

2006; 140 pages. € 64,00. ISBN 3-86628-111-0


A comprehensive multidimensional model for semiconductor lasers is devised. Particular emphasis is set on dynamic and noise characteristics. With this novel model, it is possible to carry out multidimensional electro-opto-thermal simulations of noise and advanced dynamic effects like harmonic distortion for complex semiconductor laser devices.

A full calibration including temperature-dependent static, dynamic and noise characteristics of an AlGaAs VCSEL has been presented. The practical use of the simulator in an industrial environment is demonstrated by a yield and design analysis for a single-mode VCSEL. Advanced simulator capabilities including the power spectrum under modulation, full three-dimensional simulation of a holey VCSEL, and a distortion analysis for an edge-emitting laser are presented.

Stefan Odermatt was born in Lachen, Switzerland, in 1978. He received his Dipl. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2003. During his studies he concentrated on semiconductor device physics, electronics and signal processing. After his studies in March 2003, he joined the Integrated Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, as a research and teaching assistant. His main research interests are in the field of numerical modeling, simulation and characterization of microelectronic and optoelectronic semiconductor devices and processes.


Keywords: Halbleiterlaser, semiconductor laser, Rauschen, noise, dynamische Eigenschaften, dynamic characteristics, Simulation von Bauelementen, device simulation, VCSEL.

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