5th International Conference
Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
Berlin, Germany, 19 - 22 September 2005

Conference Program

September 19



Tutorials I
Tutorials II
Software Exhibition Review
WISTA Reception

Session Chair:

J. Piprek

September 20

Nanostructures I
Nanostructures II
Vertical-Cavity Lasers
Edge-Emitting Lasers
Riverboat Dinner

H. Wenzel
A. Wacker
H.-J. Wünsche
B. Witzigmann

September 21


Silicon Photonics
Photonic Structures
Poster Session

P. Altermatt
K. Gärtner
W. Nakwaski

September 22
8:30 - 9:40
Mode-Locking Devices
Novel Devices & Systems
Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
Postdeadline Session
U. Bandelow
E. Bente
E. Avrutin
J. Piprek

Monday, September 19

Registration Desk opens 9:00

MA Tutorials I

10:00 MA1 Introduction to Optoelectronic Device Simulation
Joachim Piprek (University of California, USA)

11:00 MA2 Modeling Optical Properties of Quantum Wells
Stephan W. Koch (University of Marburg, Germany)

Lunch Break (12:00 - 13:00)

MB Tutorials II

13:00 MB1Traveling-Wave Modeling of Semiconductor Lasers and Amplifiers
Hans-Jürgen Wünsche (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany) and Mindaugas Radziunas (Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

14:00 MB2 Physics and Simulation of Nitride Light-Emitting Devices (new)
Joachim Piprek (University of California, USA)

Coffee Break (15:00-15:30)

MS Software Exhibition Review (Session Chair: Joachim Piprek, University of California, USA)

15:30 MS1 Crosslight Software (Canada)
MS2 nextnano3 (Germany)
16:30 MS3 RSoft Design Group (USA)
17:00 MS4 Silvaco International (USA)
17:30 MS5 Synopsys (USA)

WISTA Reception (18:00 - 20:00, Adlershof con.vent., Rudower Chaussee 17)

Tuesday, September 20

Registration Desk opens 8:00

Opening Remarks (8:50 - 9:00)

TuA Nanostructures I (Session Chair: Hans Wenzel, Ferdinand Braun Institute, Germany)

9:00 TuA1 Modeling of Purely Strain-Induced CEO GaAs/In0.16Al0.84As Quantum Wires (invited)
Stefan Birner, Robert Schuster, Michael Povolotskyi, and Peter Vogl(nextnano3 and TU Munich, Germany)

9:30 TuA2 Modelling of InGaAsN/GaAs(N) quantum dots by 10-band kp theory
Stanko Tomic ( CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory, UK)

9:50 TuA3 Simulation of the Quantum-Confined Stark Effect in a Single InGaN Quantum Dot
Kwan Hee Lee, James W. Robinson, James H. Rice, Jong Ho Na, Robert A. Taylor, Rachel A. Oliver, Menno J. Kappers, Colin J. Humphreys (University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, UK)

10:10 TuA4 The impact of the wetting layer on the optoelectronic properties of a quantum dash material
Mauro Olmo, Mariangela Gioannini, Ivo Montrosset (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Coffee Break (10:30 - 11:00)

TuB Nanostructures II (Session Chair: Andreas Wacker, University of Lund, Sweden)

11:00 TuB1 Self Consistent solution of a multi-band k.p Hamiltonian and Poisson’s Equation using a Plane Wave expansion method
Sorcha B. Healy and E. P. O’Reilly ( Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)

11:20 TuB2 Energy Band Calculations for Dynamic Gain Models in Semiconductor Quantum Well Lasers
P. J. Bream, S. Sujecki and E. C. Larkins (University of Nottingham, UK)

11:40 TuB3 Microscopic theory of nonequilibrium effects in semiconductor laser structures
A. Thraenhardt, S. W. Koch, J. Hader, J. V. Moloney (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany and University of Arizona, USA)

12:00 TuB4 Intersubband Absorption in Modulation-Doped V-Shaped Quantum Wires
J. V. Crnjanski and D. M. Gvozdić (University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Lunch Break (12:20 - 13:30)

TuC Vertical-Cavity Lasers (Session Chair: Hans-Jürgen Wünsche, Humboldt University, Germany)

13:30 TuC1 Mode selectivity in oxide-confined vertical-cavity surface-emitting diode lasers (invited)
Wlodzimierz Nakwaski and Robert P. Sarzala (Technical University of Lodz, Poland)

14:00 TuC2 Analysis of InGaN/GaN VCSELs
Joachim Piprek, Robert Farrell, Steve DenBaars, and Shuji Nakamura (University of California, USA)

14:20 TuC3 Real Three-Dimensional Dynamical VCSEL Simulation with Spatially Distributed Noise Sources
Peter Nyakas, Zsolt Puskas, Tamas Karpati, Tamas Veszpremi, Gyorgy Zsombok, Gabor Varga and Naoki Hashizume (Budapest University and Furukawa Electric, Hungary)

14:40 TuC4 A full three-dimensional microscopic simulation for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Bernd Witzigmann, Adrian Bregy, Felix Michel, Stefan Odermatt, Rafael Santschi, and Matthias Streiff (ETH Zurich and Synopsys, Switzerland)

15:00 TuC5 Physics of VCSELs: Temperature-Dependent Modulation Response
Stefan Odermatt, Sven Eitel, Michael Pfeiffer, Adrian Bregy, and Bernd Witzigmann (ETH Zurich, Avalon Photonics, and Synopsys; Switzerland)

Coffee Break (15:20 - 15:50)

TuD Edge-Emitting Lasers (Session Chair: Bernd Witzigmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

15:50 TuD1 Modelling of Transport and Gain in Quantum Cascade Lasers (invited)
Andreas Wacker and Mauro Pereira (University of Lund, Sweden and Tyndall Institute, Ireland)

16:20 TuD2 Tailoring the dynamics of multisection lasers for 40 Gb/s direct modulation
M. Radziunas (Weierstrass-Institute, Germany)

16:40 TuD3 Losses of the unstable cavity in tapered laser diodes: estimation from numerical simulations
H. Odriozola, L. Borruel, J.M.G. Tijero, I. Esquivias, S. Sujecki, E.C. Larkins (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and University of Nottingham, UK)

17:00 TuD4 Study of substrate modes in a (Al,In)GaN/SiC semiconductor laser using finite element approach
Valerio Laino, Bernd Witzigmann, Matthias Streiff, Adrian Bregy, Andreas Witzig, Ulrich T. Schwarz (ETH Zurich, Sensirion, Synopsys, and Solar Technology Institute; Switzerland and Regensburg University, Germany)

17:20 TuD5 Analytical Theory and Numerical Simulation of Non-Equilibrium Transport Effects in Laser Heterostructures
N.A. Zakhleniuk and M.J. Adams (University of Essex, UK)

17:40 TuD6 Modeling of above-Threshold Single-Mode Operation of Edge-Emitting Diode Lasers
A. P. Napartovich, N. N. Elkin, A. G. Sukharev, V. N. Troshchieva, D. V. Vysotsky M. Nesnidal, E. Stiers, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez (Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research, Russia and Alfalight Inc. & University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Riverboat Dinner (19:30 - 22:30, departure/arrival at Treptow Harbor)

Wednesday, September 21

WA Photodetectors (Session Chair: Pietro Altermatt, Institute for Solid-State Physics, Germany)

8:30 WA1 3d simulations of DEPFET based sensors: algorithms and results (invited)
Klaus Gärtner (Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

9:00 WA2 Numerical analysis of GaInP solar cells: toward advanced photovoltaic devices modeling
M. Baudrit, C. Algora, I. Rey-Stolle, I. García and B. Galiana (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

9:20 WA3 Absorption Characteristics of a Polarization Diversity Photodetector Using a Metal-Clad TE/TM Mode Splitter
Tomohide Yamazaki, Shota Takagi, Junji Yamauchi, and Hisamatsu Nakano (Hosei University, Japan)

9:40 WA4 Mixed device/circuit model of the high-speed p-i-n photodiode
S. A. Malyshev, A. L. Chizh, and Y. G. Vasileuski (National Academy of Sciences, Belarus)

Coffee Break (10:00- 10:30)

WB Silicon Photonics (Session Chair: Klaus Gärtner, Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

10:30 WB1 Injection dependence of spontaneous radiative recombination in c-Si: experiment, theoretical analysis, and simulation
P.P. Altermatt, F. Geelhaar, T. Trupke, X. Dai, A. Neisser, E. Daub (Institute for Solid-State Physics, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hameln, Hahn-Meitner Institute, Siltronic AG; Germany and ETH Zurich, Switzerland and University of New South Wales, Australia)

10:50 WB2 Design and Simulation of a Hybrid Silicon/Electro-optic Polymer Modulator
Kjersti Kleven and Scott T. Dunham (University of Washington, USA)

11:10 WB3 Full-Vectorial Imaginary-Distance BPM Analysis of Eigenmodes of a Light-Guiding Metal Line Loaded on a Dielectric Substrate
Jun Shibayama, Tomohide Yamazaki, Junji Yamauchi, and Hisamatsu Nakano (Hosei University, Japan)

11:30 WB4 Simulation of an AWG Structure with thermal Lens for adaptive Dispersion Compensation using a BPM Algorithm
Fabian Kerbstadt, Christian Bunge, Klaus Petermann (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

11:50 WB5 Domain Decomposition Method for Electromagnetic Scattering Problems: Application to EUV Lithography
Lin Zschiedrich, Sven Burger, Achim Schaedle, Frank Schmidt (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)

Lunch Break (12:10 - 13:30)

WC Photonic Structures (Session Chair: Wlodzimierz Nakwaski , Technical University of Lodz, Poland)

13:30 WC1 Finite Element Methods for Optical Device Design (invited)
Frank Schmidt (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)

14:00 WC2 Cold-Cavity Lasing Spectra and Thresholds of a Twin Disk Photonic Molecule with Optically Coupled Whispering Gallery Modes
Elena I. Smotrova, Alexander I. Nosich, Trevor M. Benson, and Phillip Sewell (Institute of Radio-Physics and Electronics NASU, Ukraine and University of Nottingham, UK)

14:20 WC3 A Multilevel Method for the Computation of Eigenmodes in 3D Photonic Crystals
Roland Klose, Sven Burger, Frank Schmidt, Lin Zschiedrich ( Zuse-Institute Berlin, Germany)

14:40 WC4 A comparative study of higher order Bragg waveguide gratings using coupled–mode theory and mode expansion modeling
H. Wenzel and R. Guether ( Ferdinand Braun Institute, Germany)

15:00 WC5 Impact of Modulation Instability on the Supercontinuum Generation
Ayhan Demircan and Uwe Bandelow (Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

15:20 WC6 A Modified Rational-Function Method for Transmission and Reflection Calculation at Discontinuities
Yih-Peng Chiou (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Coffee Break (15:40 - 16:00)

WP Poster Session (16:00 - 18:00)

WP1 Polarization-dependent optical transitions at the fundamental band gap and higher critical points of wurtzite ZnO
Daniel Fritsch, Rudiger Schmidt-Grund, Heidemarie Schmidt, Craig M. Herzingery and Marius Grundmann (University of Leipzig, Germany and J. A. Woollam Co., USA)

WP2 Microscopic modeling of radiative losses in semiconductor laser structures
I. Kuznetsova, C. Schlichenmaier, A. Thranhardt, S. W. Koch, J. Hader, J. V. Moloney (Marburg University, Germany and University of Arizona, USA)

WP3 Anisotropy of the valence subbands in quantum well structures: effect on density of states characteristic
Mikhail V. Klimenko, Ivan M. Safonov, Oleksiy V. Shulika, Igor A. Sukhoivanov (Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine)

WP4 Comparison of k.p Models For Quantum Well Optoelectronic Devices
P.M. Mensz and Z. S. Li (Crosslight Software, Canada)

WP5 Numerical Simulation of Composition Grading in Active Layer of Quantum Well Lasers
Z. S. Li and P.M. Mensz (Crosslight Software, Canada)

WP6 A Full Time-Domain Approach to Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Active Semiconductor Devices
Klaus Boehringer and Ortwin Hess (University of Surrey, UK)

WP7 Efficiency Degradation due to Carrier Build-Up in the Broadened Waveguides of High-Power Laser Diodes: Analytical Theory and Numerical Validation
Eugene A. Avrutin and Boris S. Ryvkin (University of York, UK and Ioffe Institute, Russia)

WP8 Modelling of High Bit Rate Operation of a Vertically Gain Clamped Semiconductor Optical Amplifier
Xibin Song, E.A.Avrutin (University of York, UK)

WP9 An Efficient Model for Dynamic Simulation of Mode-Locked Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers
Carlos Campanario and Eugene Avrutin (University of York, UK)

WP10 Mode-Locked Multi-Quantum-Well Lasers: Comparison between Different FD-TM Models
Alessandro Barletta, Paolo Bardella, Ivo Montrosset (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

WP11 Mode-locking Characteristics of Hybrid Soliton Pulse Source
Nuran Dogru (University of Gaziantep, Turkey)

WP12 Numerical Simulation of Resonant Interaction of SCW with Acoustic Modes in n-GaAs Thin Film
Abel Garcia, Volodymir Grimalsky and Edmundo Gutierrez (INAOE, Mexico)

WP13 Novel Temperature Characteristics of Gain Behaviors in Quantum-Dot Lasers
Yi Ho, Tzeng Wei-Chieh and Ching-Fuh Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

WP14 Automatic Optimization of Solar Cells with Spatially Varied Absorber’s Band-Gap
G. Černivec, J. Krč, F. Smole, M. Topič (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

WP15 Finite Element ATLAS/FEMLAB Joint Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
F. M. De Paola, V. d’Alessandro and A. Irace (University of Naples, Italy)

WP16 Modelling of sub-wavelength Optical Apertures in Thin Metal Sheets via 3D Transient Maxwell’s equations
N. Cinosi, S.P. Walker, M.J. Bluck (Imperial College London, UK)

WP17 (withdrawn)

WP18 Bragg Grating Fabry-Perot Cavities at 10 GHz
L. Penedo Pellegrino, P. Monteiro, A. Teixeira and P. André (Siemens SA and Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)

WP19 Extraction of Laser Parameters for Simulation Purposes
P. André, A. Teixeira, L. Penedo Pellegrino, M. Lima, R. Nogueira, P. Monteiro, A. N. Pinto, J. L. Pinto and J. F. Da Rocha (Universidade de Aveiro and Siemens SA, Portugal)

WP20 Modeling and Simulation of a High Sensitivity E-Field Sensor based on Disk Resonator and MOS Structure in SOI Technology
Vittorio M. N. Passaro and Francesco De Leonardis (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

postdeadline poster:

WPD1 The evaluation of the extraction efficiency by simulation and measurement (pdf)
Jin-Bock Lee, Sang-Ho Yoon, Jung-Ja Yang, Min-Ho Kim, Kyeong-Ik Min (Samsung Electro-Mechanics, South Korea)

Thursday, September 22

ThA Mode-Locking Devices (Session Chair: Uwe Bandelow, Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

8:30 ThA1 Simulation of semiconductor modelocked ring lasers with monolithically integrated passive pulse shaping elements (invited)
Erwin Bente (COBRA Research Institute, Netherlands)

9:00 ThA2 Analytical Propagation of Traveling-Waves in Mode-Locked Vertical-External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
Josep Mulet and Salvador Balle (Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avancats, Spain)

9:20 ThA3 Quantum Well Saturable Absorber Dynamics: Physical Processes and Modelling.
Valentin V. Nikolaev and Eugene A. Avrutin (Ioffe Institute, Russia and University of York, UK)

Coffee Break (9:40 - 10:10)

ThB Novel Devices and Systems (Session Chair: Erwin Bente, COBRA Institute, Netherlands)

10:10 ThB1 High-power semiconductor disk lasers (invited)
Peter Brick (Osram Opto Semiconductors, Germany)

10:40 ThB2 Modeling of Bidirectional Regime in Semiconductor Ring Lasers
Vittorio M. N. Passaro and Francesco De Leonardis (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

11:00 ThB3 Performance Simulation and Design Optimization of Superluminescent Emitting Diodes
Jongwoon Park,Yoichi Kawakami, Xun Li, Wei-Ping Huang (Kyoto University, Japan and McMaster University, Canada)

11:20 ThB4 Design Considerations for Spatial Monomode Operation of InP-based Passive Vertically Coupled Microring Resonators
Dimitris Alexandropoulos, Alexandros Kapsalis, Dimitris Syvridis, Ute Troppenz, Michael Hamacher and Helmut Heidrich (University of Athens, Greece
and Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany)

ThB5 (withdrawn)

11:40 ThB6 All-optical message encoding, error detection and error correction
Marcelo Matus, Miroslav Kolesik, Jerome V. Moloney, Ivan B. Djordjevic, David Geraghty (University of Arizona, USA)

Lunch Break (12:00 - 13:30)

ThC Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (Session Chair: Eugene Avrutin, University of York, UK)

13:30 ThC1 Numerical Study of Large-area Anti-Resonant Reflecting Optical Waveguide Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
N.S. Chen and S.F. Yu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

13:50 ThC2 Broadband Rate-Equation Model including Many- Body Gain for WDM Traveling-Wave SOAs
V. Lal, W. Donat, A. Tauke Pedretti, L. Coldren, D. Blumenthal, and J. Piprek (University of California, USA)

14:10 ThC3 Time-domain Amplified Spontaneous Emission Noise Model of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
Alessandro M. Melo and Klaus Petermann (Technical University Berlin, Germany)

14:30 ThC4 Numerical Analysis of Pulse Pedestal and Dynamic Chirp Formation on Picosecond Modelocked Laser Pulses after Propagation through a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier
Michael J. Connelly, Aisling M. Clarke, Prince M. Anandarajah, Liam P. Barry (University of Limerick and Dublin City University, Ireland)

14:50 ThC5 Theory and Simulation of Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics and Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Quantum Dot Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
Dietmar W. Reschner, Edeltraud Gehrig, and Ortwin Hess (University of Surrey, UK)

Coffee Break (15:10 - 15:40)

ThPD Postdeadline Session (Session Chair: Joachim Piprek, University of California, USA)

15:40 ThPD1 Reversed Doppler Shift in Left-Handed Metamaterials (pdf)
Yih-Peng Chiou (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

15:55 ThPD2 Spectral Manipulation in Fabry-Perot lasers with Non-Periodic Gratings (pdf)
S. O’Brien, A. Amann, R. Fehse and E. P. O’Reilly (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)

16:10 ThPD3 Variational Mode-Matching: An Advanced Simulation Method for Guided-Wave Photonic Devices (pdf)
N. Finger, C. Pacher, and W. Boxleitner (ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria)

Closing Remarks (16:25 - 16:30)