Abstract

In this paper we have studied the static-characteristics of InAs/AlGaAs broadband selfassembled quantum-dot laser diodes (SAQD-LDs) solving the rate equations numerically using fourth-order Runge-Kutta method. Energy level, size, and composition distributions of the InAs/AlGaAs broadband quantum-dots (QDs) are considered and their effects on Staticcharacteristics are investigated. Simulated results of static-characteristics show that nonlinearity appears in light-current characteristics whereas homogeneous broadening (HB) becomes equal to inhomogeneous broadening (IHB). Slope-efficiency increases as the HB heightens up to the IHB. Exceeding the HB from IHB results in degradation of light-current characteristics. In fact, InAs/AlGaAs broadband SAQD-LD has the best performance when HB is equal to IHB. Lightcurrent characteristics degrade and threshold current increases as the IHB enhances. We also investigate the effects of QD coverage on the laser performance and show that there is an optimum QD coverage in which the SAQD-LD operates with lowest possible threshold current and maximum output power as whatever the QD coverage enhances from that optimum amount, the threshold current increases and slope efficiency decreases.

How to Cite
GHODSI NAHRI,H. ARABSHAHI, D.. Static Characterization of InAs/AlGaAs Broadband Self-Assembled Quantum Dot Lasers. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1-A, dec. 1969. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/367>. Date accessed: 20 june 2021.