The development of optical logic gates is a key factor for enabling next generation of computations in the context of Deep Learning and Quantum Computing. In this work, we introduce a scheme for the implementation of an all-optical AND logic gate, which makes use of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) in cross-phase modulation configuration combined with […]
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 […]
The generation of terahertz (THz) frequency comb emission by intracavity difference frequency generation (DFG) in a mid-infrared (mid-IR) quantum cascade laser (QCL) is a promising alternative to direct THz QCL frequency comb generation. Concerning their room temperature operation capabilities, these devices are well suited for applications in rotational molecular spectroscopy and sensing. In order to […]
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 […]
MM03 – Implementation of Partially Reflecting Boundary Conditions in the Generalized Maxwell-Bloch Equations
Perfectly matched layer (PML) boundary conditions have been used for several decades for the simulation of open domains within the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method. In this paper, we report on a new PML-based partially reflecting boundary condition for the generalized Maxwell-Bloch equations that enables setting a certain value of reflectance R at the […]
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, […]
MM02 – Carrier transport in (In,Ga)N quantum well systems: Connecting atomistic tight-binding electronic structure theory to drift-diffusion simulations
Understanding the impact of the alloy microstructure on carrier transport in (In,Ga)N/GaN quantum well systems is important for aiding device design. We study the impact that alloy fluctuations have on uni-polar carrier transport for both electrons (n-i-n junction) and holes (p-i-p junction) using a multiscale framework. To do so we connect an atomistic tight-binding model […]
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.
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 […]
A novel full-vectorial meshfree finite cloud mode solver is proposed for analysis of fused optic-fiber couplers, in which the curvilinear coordinate mapping technique is used to map a cloud with curved interface onto a unit square. Numerical results are compared with prior analysis using the finite difference method, showing the validity and utility of the […]
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 […]
D01 – Non-Uniform Time-Stepping For Fast Simulation of Photodetectors Under High-Peak-Power, Ultra-Short Optical Pulses
A novel non-uniform time-stepping procedure is developed to reduce the memory usage and simulation time—by two orders of magnitude—of photodetectors when detecting high-peak-power, ultra-short optical pulses. The proposed procedure can be used in other marching-on-in-time solvers to achieve the same for the simulations dealing with ultra-short pulses.
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 […]
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. […]
Dual-drive, PIN-diode based Mach-Zehnder modulators are pivotal for power-efficient and cost-effective CMOS compatible optical transceivers with small footprints. However, the basic chip materials have substantial thermal conductance resulting in thermal crosstalk, which eventually deteriorates the modulator performance in terms of bandwidth and data transmission capabilities. In this work, we simulate and analyze the influence of […]
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 […]
A semi-analytic approach for modelling the distributed capacitance and the elecro-optic confinement factor of the slot waveguide in a silicon-organic hybrid Mach-Zehnder modulator using the principle of conformal mapping is presented. The results show a deviation of less than 1.3% compared with numerical field simulations.
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, […]
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.
We propose novel optical demultiplexer scheme for LR-8 applications, and theoretically verify flatband spectral response with the discrete 8-channel wavelengths. By the additional band rejection filter, non-continuous wavelength filtering response was achieved with spectral flatness and low crosstalk of < -15dB within an entire LR-8 targeted spectral range.
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.
LD04 – Modeling carrier transport in mid-infrared VCSELs with type-II superlattices and tunnel junctions
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers are promising light sources for sensing and spectroscopy applications in the midinfrared 3 ÷4 µm spectral region. A type-II superlattice active region is used for carrier injection and confinement, while a buried tunnel junction defines a current aperture, decreasing the series resistivity. Highly nanostructured to optimize device performance, mid-infrared VCSELs pose modeling […]
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.
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.
A quantum key distribution system –employing a key time-bin qubit and a security-pass polarization-randomized qubit– is shown to overcome a wide class of intercept-resend attacks adopting the use of faked-state light; including attacks based on blinding of single-photon avalanche detectors (SPADs).
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, the impact of self-phase modulation on the noise performance of Fourier Domain Mode-Locked (FDML) lasers is investigated. It is shown that under a relatively high fiber nonlinearity and/or intracavity signal amplitude, an excess amount of noise generation occurs, which can not only lead to poor signal quality, but also operational instability. Hence, […]
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 […]
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 […]
NM05 – Modeling the Effects of Surface Recombination Velocity in Scanning Photocurrent Microscopy for Ohmic-Contact Thin-Film Devices
We studied numerically the carrier transport and confirmed the feasibility of our scanning photocurrent microscopy model in the minority carrier decay length extraction under different surface recombination velocities at the surfaces of ohmic-contact thin-film devices.