WIAS Preprint No. 3061, (2023)

Simulation of the mode dynamics in broad-ridge laser diodes


  • Kuhn, Eduard
    ORCID: 0000-0001-8868-6497

2020 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 78-10 78A60 78M12

2010 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.55.Px.


  • Laser diode, mode dynamics, gallium nitride, nitride laser diode, mode competition.


In this publication a method to simulate the mode dynamics in broad-ridge laser diode is presented. These devices exhibit rich lateral mode dynamics in addition to longitudinal mode dynamics observed in narrow-ridge laser diodes. The mode dynamics are strongly influenced by higher order effects, which are described by effective interaction terms and can derived from the band structure and the carrier scattering in the quantum well. The spatial dependency of pump current densities plays a crucial role in lateral mode dynamics, and thus, a Drift-Diffusion model is employed to calculate the current densities with an additional capturing term.

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