1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Nanophotonics Theory and Signal Processing, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
A rate equation theory for quantum-dot-based nanolaser devices is developed. We show that these rate equations are capable of reproducing results of a microscopic semiconductor theory, making them an appropriate starting point for complex device simulations of nanolasers. The input-output characteristics and the modulation response are investigated and the limits of the rate equation approach are discussed.
Physical Review B (condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 2013, Vol 87, Issue 20