Leibniz MMS Days 2024 - Abstract

Amer, Zeina

Numerical Methods for Coupled Drift-Diffusion and Helmholtz Models for Laser Applications

Semiconductor lasers are pivotal components in modern technologies, spanning medical procedures, manufacturing, and autonomous systems like LiDARs. Understanding their operation and developing simulation tools are paramount for advancing such technologies. In this talk, we present a mathematical PDE model for an edge-emitting laser, combining charge transport and light propagation. The charge transport will be described by a drift-diffusion model and the light propagation by the Helmholtz equation. We discuss a coupling strategy for both models and showcase initial numerical simulations.