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Many Body Effects in Strained Quantum Well Lasers

  • S. Banerjee (a1), A. K. Srivastava (a1), A. Bandyopadhyay (a1) and N. Chand (a2)


Unusually large transverse magnetic component has been observed at energy corresponding to the edge of heavy hole band in the optical emission from unstrained and strained layer single quantum well lasers above threshold condition. The existing model of Fermi sea shake-up is inadequate to explain the enhancement in the TM component beyond lasing threshold. Our results indicate that under lasing conditions the directional properties of the emitting dipole arising from electronic transitions to the heavy hole band is modified such that the dipole moment has equal projections in x, y and z directions.



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