International Workshop

Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices

Santa Barbara, March 25-27, 2001


Sunday, March 25,  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


"Introduction to Laser Diode Simulation using PICS3D / LASTIP"
Joachim Piprek (University of California at Santa Barbara)

Monday, March 26,  9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Opening Session

"Optoelectronic Simulation: An Industrial R&D Perspective" (9:00-9:30)
Mark Hybertsen (Agere Systems, Murray Hill, NJ)

"Modeling of Edge-Emitters and VCSELs and Comparison with Experiments,"(9:30-10:00)
Shun Lien Chuang, G. Liu, and J. F. Seurin (University of Illinois, Urbana, IL )

"Simulating the Modulation Response of VCSEL's with MINILASE" (10:00-10:30) SLIDES
Karl Hess, Yang Liu, Fabiano Oyafuso, and Wei Choon Ng (Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL)

Light-Emitting Diodes

"APSYS Simulations of High-Brightness LEDs"(11:00-11:30)
Nate Gardner (Lumileds Lighting, San Jose, CA) and Chris Kocot  (Agilent Technologies, San Jose, CA)

"Simulation of Light Emitting Diodes Using Ray Tracing" (11:30-11:50)
Oleksiy Shmatov and Z. Simon Li (Crosslight Software, Burnaby, Canada)

Laser Diodes - Fundamentals

"From microscopic physics to advanced semiconductor laser modeling and simulation" (1:30-2:00)
Cun Zheng Ning, S. Cheung, P.M. Goorjian, and J. Li (NASA Ames Research Center,  Moffett Field, CA)

"Hierarchical models for multi-longitudinal mode semiconductor lasers" (2:00-2:20)
J. Kenton White (Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada)

"Coupled Electro-Thermo-Optical 3D Simulation of Edge-Emitting Lasers" (2:20-2:40) SLIDES
Michael Pfeiffer, Andreas Witzig, and Wolfgang Fichtner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

"Recent developments in the dynamics of semiconductor lasers subject to optical feedback, experiments and theoretical musings" (2:40-3:00)
Vassilios Kovanis and Naz Islam (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,  NM )

Laser Diodes - Applications

"Simulation challenges for distributed feedback semiconductor lasers"(3:30-3:50)
J. Kenton White and D. Adams (Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada)

"'Modeling and design issues in high speed and high power 1.3um GaInAsP laser diodes" (3:50-4:10)
Graham Berry (Agilent Technologies, Ipswich, U.K.)

"Barrier Height Effects on 1.3-micron InGaAsP Quantum Well Lasers: Experiment and LASTIP Simulation" (4:10-4:30)
Sebastian Mogg (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden) and Joachim Piprek (University of California at Santa Barbara)

"Simulations of Self-pickup Laser Diode Readout in Near-field High Density Optical Data Storage" (4:30-4:50)
Sergei I. Turovets , X. Shi,  R.L. Thornton, J. Epler, M. Morelli, D. Stinson, and  T. Gallagher (Siros Technologies, San Jose, CA  and  Stanford University, Stanford, CA)

"Theoretical comparison of MWIR and LWIR laser diode structures" (4:50-5:10)
Michael E. Flatte',  J. T. Olesberg (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA) and C. H. Grein (University of Illinois, Chicago, IL)

"Contributions to threshold current in InGaN MQW laser diodes"  (5:10-5:30)
R. Kehl Sink and Joachim Piprek (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA)

Tuesday, March 27,  9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Vertical-Cavity Lasers

"Ultra-fast VCSEL cavity simulations using paraxial eigenmode expansions" (9:00-9:30) SLIDES
Spilios Riyopoulos (SAIC, McLean, VA )

"Calculating the Optical Modes of Realistic VCSEL Devices" (9:30-9:50) SLIDES
Andreas Witzig, Matthias Streiff, and Wolfgang Fichtner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

"Multi-Level simulation of VCSEL Devices and Packages in CFD-ACE+ Environment" (9:50-10:10) SLIDES
A. Przekwas, Y. Jiang, E. Yu, M. Turowski, M. Furmanczyk, A. Fedoseyev, Z. Sikorski, and Andreas Hieke (CFD Research Corp., Huntsville AL, and Los Altos, CA)

Photonic Materials and Devices

"Mocasim - Monte Carlo Transport Parameter Generator" (10:40-11:00)
A.D. Plews and Rob Drury (Silvaco, Santa Clara, CA)

"Theoretical modelling of nonlocal impact ionization in semiconductors" (11:00-11:20)
Biju Jacob, P. N. Robson, J. P. R. David, and G. J. Rees (University of Sheffield, U.K.)

"Noise model for photodetectors with distributed optical amplification and absorption" (11:20-11:40)
Daniel Lasaosa, D. D'Alessandro, Y.J. Chiu, J. Piprek, J.E. Bowers (University of California at Santa Barbara).

"Simulation Studies of High Gain Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches used in High Power Microwave Generation" (11:40-12:00)
Naz E. Islam, Edl Schamiloglu, and Vassilios Kovanis (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)


"New Features in  PICS3D / LASTIP / APSYS" (2:00-5:30)
Simon Li (Crosslight Software, Ottawa, Canada)

+++ projectors will be available for transparencies as well as for speakers'  laptops +++