Modeling of the Quantum Well and Cascade Semiconductor Lasers using 8-Band Schrödinger and Poisson Equation System

M. V. Kisin
Electrical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA

An eight-band quantum mechanical model of the electron and hole energy spectrum, in nanoscale semiconductor heterostructures with phenomenological boundary conditions for the charge carrier multicomponent effective wave function at the heterostructure interfaces, has been formulated using symmetry.

COMSOL programs based on this model were developed and used for design and simulation of mid-infrared quantum well diode lasers and intersubband/interband cascade lasers.