ABSTRACT

Optoelectronic devices are now ubiquitous in our daily lives, from light emitting diodes (LEDs) in many household appliances to solar cells for energy. This handbook shows how we can probe the underlying and highly complex physical processes using modern mathematical models and numerical simulation for optoelectronic device design, analysis, and performance optimization. It reflects the wide availability of powerful computers and advanced commercial software, which have opened the door for non-specialists to perform sophisticated modeling and simulation tasks. The chapters comprise the know-how of more than a hundred experts from all over the world. The handbook is an ideal starting point for beginners but also gives experienced researchers the opportunity to renew and broaden their knowledge in this expanding field.

part VI|280 pages

Laser Diodes

chapter 26|12 pages

Laser Diode Fundamentals

ByJoachim Piprek

chapter 27|44 pages

High-Power Lasers

ByHans Wenzel, Anissa Zeghuzi

chapter 28|22 pages

High-Brightness Tapered Lasers

ByIgnacio Esquivias, Antonio Pérez-Serrano, José-Manuel G. Tijero

chapter 29|28 pages

High-Brightness Laser Diodes with External Feedback

ByMohamad Anas Helal, Simeon N. Kaunga-Nyirenda, Steve Bull, Eric Larkins

chapter 30|44 pages

Single Longitudinal Mode Laser Diodes

ByXun Li

chapter 31|30 pages

Traveling Wave Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamics in Multisection Laser Diodes

ByMindaugas Radziunas

chapter 32|52 pages

Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

ByEugene Avrutin, Julien Javaloyes

chapter 33|26 pages

Quantum Cascade Lasers: Electrothermal Simulation

BySong Mei, Yanbing Shi, Olafur Jonasson, Irena Knezevic

chapter 34|20 pages

Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

ByTomasz Czyszanowski, Leszek Frasunkiewicz, Maciej Dems

part VII|100 pages

Photodetectors and Modulators

chapter 35|24 pages

Photodetector Fundamentals

ByPrasanta Basu

chapter 36|30 pages

P-N Junction Photodiodes

ByWeida Hu

chapter 37|26 pages

Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

ByKwong-Kit Choi

chapter 38|18 pages

Optical Modulators

ByDominic F. G. Gallagher, Dmitry Labukhin

part VIII|158 pages

Solar Cells

chapter 39|32 pages

Solar Cell Fundamentals

ByMatthias Müller

chapter 40|26 pages

Multijunction Solar Cells

ByMatthew Wilkins, Karin Hinzer

chapter 41|34 pages

Nanostructure Solar Cells

ByUrs Aeberhard

chapter 42|22 pages

Nanowire Solar Cells: Electro-Optical Performance

ByBernd Witzigmann

chapter 43|42 pages

Thin-Film Solar Cells

ByMatthias Auf der Maur, Tim Albes, Alessio Gagliardi

part IX|192 pages

Novel Applications

chapter 44|20 pages

Electroluminescent Refrigerators *

ByKuan-Chen Lee, Shun-Tung Yen

chapter 45|24 pages

Photonic Crystal Laser Diodes

ByMaciej Dems

chapter 46|24 pages

Single-Photon Sources

ByNiels Gregersen, Dara P. S. McCutcheon, Jesper Mørk

chapter 47|18 pages

Nanoplasmonic Lasers and Spasers

ByA Freddie Page, Ortwin Hess

chapter 48|34 pages

Quantum-Dot Nanolasers

ByChristopher Gies, Michael Lorke, Frank Jahnke, Weng W. Chow

chapter 49|70 pages

Nonlinear Dynamics in Quantum Photonic Structures

ByGabriela Slavcheva, Mirella Koleva

part X|122 pages

Mathematical Methods

chapter 50|40 pages

Drift-Diffusion Models

ByPatricio Farrell, Nella Rotundo, Duy Hai Doan, Markus Kantner, Jürgen Fuhrmann, Thomas Koprucki

chapter 51|34 pages

Monte Carlo Device Simulations

ByKaterina Raleva, Abdul R. Shaik, Raghuraj Hathwar, AKash Laturia, Suleman S. Qazi, Robin Daugherty, Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick

chapter 52|46 pages

Photonics

ByFrank Schmidt