19 June 1995 Many-body effects in the propagation of short pulses in a semiconductor amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III; (1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212537
Event: Photonics West '95, 1995, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The semiconductor Maxwell-Bloch equations provide a model that is grounded in the fundamental physics of semiconductors which include a variety of many body effects. Many of these effects are particularly noticeable when the semiconductor is probed with ultrashort pulses. We present computational results describing the computed behavior of model equations which describe the propagation of femto-second pulses in bulk GaAs. It is shown how the inclusion of additional physics modifies the predictions of the model. Among the effects that are discussed are plasma heating, plasma cooling, self-focusing, and memory effects.
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Robert A. Indik, Jerome V. Moloney, Rolf H. Binder, Weng W. Chow, Andreas Knorr, Stephan W. Koch, "Many-body effects in the propagation of short pulses in a semiconductor amplifier", Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212537; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.212537
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Semiconductors

Plasma

Absorption

Optical amplifiers

Picosecond phenomena

Polarization

Amplifiers

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