Calculation of the Refractive Indexes of Lead Chalcogenide Salts and Its Application for Injection Lasers

Yosi Shani, Reli Rosman, Abraham Katzir

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Abstract

The refractive indexes N of some commonly used lead and lead-tin chalcogenide salts (PbSnSe, PbSSe, PbSuTe) have been calcu-lated for frequencies near the fundamental absorption edge. The calculations take into account the nonparabolicity of the bands and population effects, both in thermal equilibrium and under lasing conditions. In contrast to previous predictions, the interband dispersion is shown to give a major contribution both to the change of N, due to lasing conditions, and to the derivative dN/dn (wbere n is the minority carrier concentration). Good agreement has been obtained between our calculations e∞, and experimental results for the dispersion of N, for e∞, for the effective N in corrugated laser structures, and for the laser linewidth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1985

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