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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.12 P.1968~1972


Rate-equation-based VCSEL thermal model and simulation

Author(s):  LIU Jie, CHEN Wen-lu, LI Yu-quan

Affiliation(s):  Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, Wuxi 214083, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   flybirdlj@163.com

Key Words:  Carrier leakage, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), Rate-equation, Thermal model, SPICE simulation

LIU Jie, CHEN Wen-lu, LI Yu-quan. Rate-equation-based VCSEL thermal model and simulation[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(12): 1968~1972.

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In this paper, we present a simple thermal model of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) light-current (LI) characteristics based on the rate-equation. The model can be implemented in conventional SPICE-like circuit simulators, including HSPICE, and be used to simulate the key features of VCSEL. The results compare favorably with experimental data from a device reported in the literature. The simple empirical model is especially suitable for Computer Aided Design (CAD), and greatly simplifies the design of optical communication systems.

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