Uncertainty in electron energy levels due to carrier-carrier scattering is thought to cause line broadening in quantum well lasers. Calculations of this effect in the conduction and valence bands are presented. Approximate results applicable over a range of materials, temperatures and Fermi levels are given.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry