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.
Table of Contents
PART I Fundamentals 1 Electronic Band Structure 2 Electron Transport 3 Electron–Photon Interaction 4 Optical Waveguiding 5 Heat Generation and Dissipation 6 Process Simulation
PART II Novel Materials 7 Organic Semiconductors 8 Polarization in III-N Semiconductors 9 Dilute Nitride Alloys 10 Dilute Bismide Alloys PART III Nanostructures 11 Quantum Wells 12 Nanowires 13 Quantum Dots PART IV Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 14 Light-Emitting Diode Fundamentals 15 Organic Light-Emitting Diodes 16 Tunnel-Junction Light-Emitting Diodes 17 Quantum Disk Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes 18 Influence of Random InGaN Alloy Fluctuations on GaN-Based Light-Emitting Diodes 19 Superluminescent Light-Emitting Diodes PART V Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) 20 Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Fundamentals 21 Traveling-Wave and Reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers 22 Tapered Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers 23 Quantum-Dot Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers 24 Wave Mixing Effects in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers 25 Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Dynamics and Pattern Effects
PART VI Laser Diodes 26 Laser Diode Fundamentals 27 High-Power Lasers 28 High-Brightness Tapered Lasers 29 High-Brightness Laser Diodes with External Feedback 30 Single Longitudinal Mode Laser Diodes 31 Traveling Wave Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamics in Multisection Laser Diodes 32 Mode-Locked Semiconductor Lasers 33 Quantum Cascade Lasers: Electrothermal Simulation 34 Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers PART VII Photodetectors and Modulators 35 Photodetector Fundamentals 36 P-N Junction Photodiodes 37 Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors 38 Optical Modulators PART VIII Solar Cells 39 Solar Cell Fundamentals 40 Multijunction Solar Cells 41 Nanostructure Solar Cells 42 Nanowire Solar Cells: Electro-Optical Performance 43 Thin-Film Solar Cells MPART IX Novel Applications 44 Electroluminescent Refrigerators 45 Photonic Crystal Laser Diodes 46 Single-Photon Sources 47 Nanoplasmonic Lasers and Spasers 48 Quantum-Dot Nanolasers 49 Nonlinear Dynamics in Quantum Photonic Structures PART X Mathematical Methods 50 Drift-Diffusion Models 51 Monte Carlo Device Simulations 52 Photonics
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Joachim Piprek received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, in 1986. For more than two decades, he worked in industry and academia on modeling, simulation, and analysis of various optoelectronic devices. Dr. Piprek has taught graduate courses at universities in Germany, Sweden, and in the United States. He was invited guest editor for several journal issues on optoelectronic device simulation and currently serves as an executive editor of Optical and Quantum Electronics as well as an associate editor for the Journal of Computational Electronics. Dr. Piprek is founder and co-chair of the annual conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices and he has also (co-)chaired several SPIE conferences. He has published 3 books, 6 book chapters, 4 patents, and more than 200 research papers.