The most general motion of a system is a superposition of its normal modes, or eigenstates. We report our recent developments of a rigorous modal analysis of electromagnetic resonators, which is accurate even for geometries that have not been analyzed so far, e.g. 3D resonators made of dispersive media and placed in non-homogeneous backgrounds (on […]
LD02 – Microscopic modeling of interface roughness scattering and application to the simulation of quantum cascade lasers
The theory of interface roughness (IFR) scattering in semiconductor heterostructures is well established in the case of idealized abrupt interfaces. However, in reality, interfaces have a finite width, i.e. interfaces are graded. In such case, the effect of interface roughness, i.e. the breaking of in-plane invariance, a general framework has been lacking to describe the […]
We present the field–potential finite-difference time-domain (FiPo FDTD) algorithm, which solves a set of first-order equations for the electric and magnetic fields (E and H), as well as the magnetic vector potential A and the scalar electric potential φ in the Lorenz gauge. We also present the derivation and implementation of a convolutional perfectly matched […]
We demonstrate the use of simulations in the modeling and characterization of important aspects of Single Photon Avalanche Detectors (SPADs). Electrically, we discuss the use of drift-diffusion and avalanche triggering probability solvers and results for dark count rate (DCR) and their comparison to measurements. Optically, we discuss the use of full wave electromagnetic solvers to […]
We report simulated performance for an integrated and compact silicon photonic quasi-dichroic filter with ≥10 dB/nm roll-off and ≥20 dB extinction ratio between pass and stop bands. Additionally, the cutoff wavelength and compensation for fabrication error are each thermally tunable. The functional dichroic bandwidth is ≈80 nm, which spans most practical use cases.
LED04 – Development of time-dependent Exciton diffusion solver for modeling Triplet-Triplet Fusion Mechanism in OLEDs
In this work, we developed a both stable and time-dependent exciton diffusion model including singlet and triplet exciton coupled with a modified Poisson & drift-diffusion solver to demonstrate the mechanism of triplet-triplet fusion (TTF) OLEDs. Using this modified simulator, we can demonstrate the characteristics of OLEDs including current-voltage curve, quantum efficiency performance, time-resolved electroluminescence spectrum, […]
To reconstruct doping profiles via opto-electronic techniques (e.g. LBIC and LPS), we formulate an inverse problem based on the van Roosbroeck system. To solve it, we use neural networks fed with data created from efficient implementations of the forward model. We discuss errors of the reconstructed doping profiles as well as their robustness with respect […]
Recently, a multiscale framework was developed where drift-diffusion is combined with atomistic tight-binding models. A naive flux discretization was proposed to tackle the problem of heavily fluctuating band edge energies which does not take into account mathematical complications. Here we would like to present several alternatives and compare them.
This paper theoretically analyzes the built-in electric field distribution in bulk heterojunction solar cells. The approach proposed leads to explore the impact of regular and irregular morphologies on the performance of these devices. The width of the depletion region at the donor-acceptor interface is set by the doping concentration. The proposed analysis resulted in the […]
We report transient simulations of Ge-on-Si vertical pin waveguide photodetectors (WPDs), where the optical generation term used by the time-domain model is the FDTD solution of the electromagnetic problem treated as a spatially-distributed pulsed signal. This approach, validated against experimental measurements of the frequency response, paves the way to future studies of the dynamic response […]
LD09 – Simulation of the Spectral Behavior in High-Power Distributed Feedback Lasers above Threshold
We report on the simulations of mode hopping behavior in semiconductor distributed feedback lasers with asymmetric facet reflectivities above threshold and its dependence on the phase between the grating and the high reflective facet.
Deep ultraviolet (DUV) light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers are enabled by high band gap Aluminium Gallium Nitride (AlGaN). The efficiency of recent multi quantum well (MQW) DUV emitters is still in the percent range which can be in part attributed to the hole injection. The hole injection and the carrier distribution in the high […]
P01 – Continuous-Wave Second-Harmonic Generation in Orientation-Patterned Gallium Phosphide Waveguides at Telecom Wavelengths
A new process to produce Orientation-Patterned Gallium Phosphide (OP-GaP) on GaAs with almost perfectly parallel domain boundaries is presented. Taking advantage of the chemical selectivity between phosphides and arsenides, OP-GaP is processed into suspended shallow-ridge waveguides. Efficient Second-Harmonic Generation from Telecom wavelengths is achieved in both Type-I and Type-II polarisation configurations. The highest observed conversion […]
Non-Markovian noise degrades the coherence properties of semiconductor lasers and contributes significantly to broadening of the linewidth. Since modeling of such colored noise systems from first principles is not accessible, we aim for a data-driven modeling approach in which a system of stochastic rate equations shall be reconstructed from time series data.
In this work, we present a simulation-based analysis of a CW driven tapered ridge-waveguide laser having a high lateral brightness of 5 W · mm−1mrad−1 at 2.5 W optical output power.
In this paper, a microring resonator in Mobius topology is modelled and simulation analysis is carried out. The free spectral range of this silicon-on-insulator based photonic device is found to be 23.4 nm. This structure of microring resonator finds place in various applications such as sensors, polarization analysis, wavelength-selective reflectors.
Single-photon detector (SPD) as an essential building block for detecting and counting photons, plays a fundamental role in quantum technologies. In this work, we propose an efficient workflow of modeling SPDs based on emerging one-dimensional materials, i.e. nanowires, utilizing avalanche breakdown in reverse biased condition. Comparing to another extensively studied platform, superconducting nanowire SPDs, avalanche […]
This work investigates the relative intensity noise (RIN) characteristics of quantum dot (QD) lasers epitaxially grown on silicon subject to the optical injection. The effect of threading dislocation (TD), which acts as nonradiative recombination centers in the Shockley-Read-Hall (SRH) process, is considered in the rate equation model. The results reveal that the RIN is enhanced […]
We present a multiphysics numerical tool for calculating the terahertz (THz) conductivity of transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). The tool combines the ensemble Monte Carlo (EMC) technique for carrier transport with a three-dimensional finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) solver for electromagnetic fields. We use the coupled EMC–FDTD technique to calculate the frequency-dependent conductivity in the terahertz range for monolayer MoS2, […]
We present a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique suitable for coupling with quantum-transport solvers. We derive first-order equations for the electric and magnetic vector potentials and the electric scalar potential which, upon the adoption of the Coulomb gauge, decouple into solenoidal and irrotational equation sets and are sourced by the solenoidal and irrotational parts of the […]
We present a quasinormal mode analysis of a dielectric bowtie cavity with deep sub-wavelength confinement. The cavity – which is based on an inverse design by topology optimization – exhibits a remarkable sensitivity to local shape deformations, which we show to be well described by perturbation theory.
IS02 – Exploring modern alternatives to the Whittaker-Shannon-Nyquist sampling theorem in THz Spectroscopy
We present simulations for a THz cross-correlation spectroscopy (THz-CCS) optical system. The aim is using compressed sensing (CS) to reconstruct the THz signal from a random under sampling of the signal and potentially replacing a delay stage unit of the THz-CCS system to increase robustness and cost-effectiveness of the optical system. We present results from […]
NM01 – Machine Learning Assisted Material and Device Parameter Extraction From Measurements Of Thin Film Semiconductor Devices
The simulation of thin film semiconductor devices is challenging, partly due to the unknown material and device parameters. In this contribution, we present two different approaches to determine the missing material and device parameters from measurements. They both have in common that they are based on machine learning (ML) and numerical models. First, a numerical […]
This paper presents the results of a physics-based time-domain simulator for a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). We implemented a trapezoidal rule second order backward differentiation formula (TR-BDF2) to simulate the large signal response of the device under investigation, including the parasitic effects of the pin junction arising from an interplay of optical and carrier transport […]
This paper discusses the transmission of optical Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) format modulation in a resonant cavity based on a Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers Fiber Cavity Laser (SOA-FCL). The OFDM Subcarriers are configured and transmitted to fit the Cavity Resonance Modes (CRM). As a result, the authors show a novel principle of OFDM transmission in a […]
We present an algorithm for calculating steady states in the dynamic PDE model for SLs admitting gain compression, spatial hole burning, and multilevel carrier rate equations. Presented example simulations rely on 1(time)+1(space)-dimensional traveling-wave- and Lang-Kobayashi-type models.
P04 – Numerical modeling and experimental verification of advanced methods for characterization of broadband optical pulses and optical frequency combs
We propose novel linear method for measuring ultrafast pulse trains with extremely high pulse repetition rates that are commonly generated in nonlinear microresonators. The method combines single-shot spectral interferometry with the reference pulses and an advanced version of the frequency resolved optical gating algorithm to reconstruct the initially unknown reference pulses.
NM02 – Impact of random alloy fluctuations on the electronic and optical properties of c-plane AlxGa1−xN/AlN quantum wells
We present a theoretical study of the electronic and optical properties of c-plane AlxGa1−xN/AlN quantum wells emitting in the ultraviolet-A (UV-A) to UV-C spectral range. Special attention is paid to the impact of alloy fluctuations on the results. We find that random alloy fluctuations in (Al,Ga)N are already sufficient to cause strong carrier localization effects. […]
Generation of light with nonclassical properties, such as squeezed light, has gathered a lot of attention because of possible uses in such areas as quantum state engineering, quantum imaging, continuous variable quantum computing, and detection of gravitational waves. Squeezed light is generally produced by transporting light through a nonlinear medium. One such media is Kerr-nonlinear […]