4th International Conference
Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
University of California at Santa Barbara, August 24-26, 2004

Conference Program


August 25
High-Speed Photonic Links (WA)
Modulators and Amplifiers (WB)
Vertical-Cavity Lasers I (WC)
Vertical-Cavity Lasers II (WD)
Poster Session
August 26
GaN-based Devices (ThA)
Optical Gain (ThB)
Ultrafast Effects (ThC)
Photonic Devices (ThD)
Postdeadline Session

Tuesday, August 24

8:00 Registration

9:00 Opening Remarks

Nanostructures (Session Chair: Herbert Kroemer, UCSB)

9:10 TuA1 Alex Maslov and Cun-Zheng Ning; NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology, USA
Modeling and Simulation of Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers (invited)

TuA3 Mauro F. Pereira, Sorcha B. Healy, and Eoin P. O’Reilly; NMRC, Ireland
Microscopic theory for interband and intersubband optical responses of quantum well laser media

High-Brightness Light Emitters
(Session Chair: Kenton White, Bookham Technology)

10:40 TuB1 Jun Jun Lim, Trevor M. Benson and Eric C. Larkins; University of Nottingham, UK
Investigation of factors influencing the brightness of broad-area high-power laser diodes

11:00 TuB2 L. Borruel (1), S. Sujecki (2), J. Wykes (2), H. Wenzel (3), E. C. Larkins (2), and I. Esquiviasa (1); (1) Univ. Politéc. de Madrid, Spain; (2) University of Nottingham, UK; (3) Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Germany
Analysis of Beam Quality Limitations in High Brightness Gain Guided Tapered Lasers (slides)

11:20 TuB3 Valerio Laino (1), Bernd Witzigmann (1), Michael Pfeiffer (2), Juergen Mueller (3), Berthold Schmidt (3); (1) Federal Institute of Technology, (2) Integrated System Engineering AG, (3) Bookham Technology, Switzerland
TCAD Simulation of Optical Far Field for an Edge Emitting Semiconductor Laser

11:40 TuB4 P. Altieri, D. Eisert, A. Jaeger, R. Windisch, N. Linder, P. Stauss, R. Oberschmid, K. Streubel; OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Germany
Analysis of Internal Quantum Efficiency of high-brightness AlGaInP LEDs

Software Exhibition Review
(Session Chair: Joachim Piprek, UCSB)

1:00 Robert Cottle, Silvaco Intenational (slides)
1:30 Evan Heller, RSoft Design Group (slides)
2:00 Dominic Gallagher, Photon Design (slides)
2:30 Weichoon Ng, Integrated Systems Engineering (slides)
3:00 Simon Li, Crosslight Software

Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
(Session Chair: John Bowers, UCSB)

4:00 TuC1 Mitsuru Takenaka, Maura Raburn, and Yoshiaki Nakano; University of Tokyo, Japan
Simulations of semiconductor all-optical flip-flops using the finite-difference beam-propagation method (invited)

4:30 TuC2 Hyundai Park, Emily F. Burmeister, Staffan Björlin, and John E. Bowers;
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
40-Gb/s Optical Buffer Design and Simulation (slides)

4:50 TuC3 Maura Raburn, Mitsuru Takenaka, and Yoshiaki Nakano; University of Tokyo, Japan
Simulations of Distributed Bragg Reflector Multi-Mode Interference Bistable Laser Diodes for Cascadable All-Optical Flip-Flops (slides)

5:10 TuC4 Marcelo Matus, Miroslav Kolesik, Jerome V. Moloney and Zhendong Wang; University of Arizona, USA
Interactive Simulator for Optical Systems with Semiconductor Lasers

5:30 TuC5 Abdullah Al Amin, Takeshi Doi, Kenji Sakurai, Zhenrui Zhang, Xueliang Song, Masakazu Sugiyama, and Yoshiaki Nakano; University of Tokyo, Japan
Simulation of Bandgap in MOVPE Selective Area Growth of InGaAsP-based Photonic Integrated Circuits (slides)

6:00 Conference Barbeque

Wednesday, August 25

High-Speed Photonic Links (Session Chair: Bernd Witzigmann, ETH Zurich)

9:00 WA1 Michael Scheer, J. Kenton White, Karin Hinzer, and Serguei An; Bookham Technology, Canada
Modeling and optimization of commercial buried-heterostructure lasers and APD detectors (invited)

9:30 WA2 C. Groves, J.P.R. David and G.J. Rees; University of Sheffield, UK
Gain dependent avalanche duration and the gain x bandwidth product in an avalanche photodiode (slides)

9:50 WA3 Yiran Liu (1), J. Kenton White (2), Richard V. Penty (1), Ian H. White (1); (1) University of Cambridge, UK; (2) Bookham Technology, Canada
Optimization of Dynamic Properties and Link Performance for Directly-Modulated Gain-Coupled DFB Lasers (slides)

Modulators and Amplifiers
(Session Chair: Yoshiaki Nakano, Tokyo University)

10:40 WB1 Yoshinori Nomura, Koichi Akiyama, Nobuyuki Tomita, Tetsuya Nishimura and Toshiro Isu; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
Numerical Analysis of Effects of Incident Light Intensities on Extinction Ratio and alpha Parameter of InGaAsP-InP Multi-Quantum-Well Modulator (slides)

11:00 WB2 Michael J. Connelly; University of Limerick, Ireland
Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Parameter Extraction using a Wideband Steady-State Numerical Model and the Levenberg-Marquardt Method (slides)

11:20 WB3 Jongwoon Park, Xun Li, and Wei-Ping Huang; McMaster University, Canada
Time-Domain Traveling Wave Models for the Modeling and Simulation of Semiconductor Laser Optical Amplifiers

Vertical Cavity Lasers I
(Session Chair: Larry Coldren, UCSB)

1:00 WC1 Matthias Streiff (1), Bernd Witzigmann (1), Andreas Witzig (2), and Michael Pfeiffer (2) ; (1) Federal Institute of Technology, (2) Integrated Systems Engineering AG, Switzerland
Microscopic Opto-Electro-Thermal VCSEL Device Simulation (invited)

1:30 WC2 S.F. Yu and N.S. Chen; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Characteristics of ARROW VCSELs under External Optical Feedback (slides)

1:50 WC3 Zeno Toffano (1), Asghar Gholami (1), Mathias Pez (2); Alain Destrez (1) and Morgane Marec (3); (1) Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, (2) D-Lightsys, (3) IPSIS, France
VCSEL Short Reach Communications: Behavioural Modelling of High Speed Optoelectronic Modules

2:10 WC4 Manish Mehta, E. Staffan Bjorlin, and John E. Bowers
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Calculated Voltage Characteristics for Tunnel Junctions in Double intra-cavity Long-Wavelength Surface Emitting Lasers

Vertical Cavity Lasers II (Session Chair: Siu-Fung Yu, Nanyang Technological University)

3:00 WD1 Johan S. Gustavsson, Jörgen Bengtsson, and Anders Larsson; Chalmers University, Sweden
Modal dynamics and noise of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (invited)

3:30 WD2 Stefan Odermatt, Bernhard Schmidthusen, and Bernd Witzigmann; Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Comprehensive Physics-based Intensity Noise Simulation of VCSELs (slides)

3:50 WD3 Mayank Bahl, Hongling Rao, N.-C. Panoiu, and Richard M. Osgood, Jr. ; Columbia University, USA
Modeling passively modelocked VCSELs using FDTD

4:10 WD4 C. W. Tee (1), S. F. Yu (2), R. V. Penty (1), I. H. White (1)
(1) Cambridge University, UK; (2) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Polarization Mode Beating and Self-Sustained Pulsation in Optically Pumped Birefringent Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers

Poster Session

WP1 Valentin V. Nikolaev and Eugene A. Avrutin; University of York, UK
An Efficient Model for Quantum Well Saturable Absorber Dynamics

WP2 P. Nyakas, G. Varga, T. Karpati, T. Veszpremi, G. Zsombok, Z. Puskas, and N. Hashizume; Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Real Three-dimensional Optical Simulation of Non-circular VCSEL Structures with Finite Volume Method

WP3 Wen-Ming Cheng, Hen-Wai Tsao and Shyh-Lin Tsao; National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Design and Simulation of Array Lens for coupling of A 4×4 Nano-Scale VCSEL Array to A Single Mode Fiber

WP4 K. M. Gundu, P. Kano, A. Mafi, J. V. Moloney, and M. Brio; University of Arizona, USA
Numerical simulations of active microstructured fibers

WP6 Mark Auslender and Shlomo Hava; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Surface-Relief Diffractive Microstructures for Improving Efficiency and Fastening Response of Photodetectors

WP7 Mohammed Nadir; Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Distributed Feedback Laser Simulations Based on GaInNAs-GaAs Single-Quantum-Well

WP9 Mohammad Amin Dallaali and Malin Premaratne; Monash University, Australia
Double-Constrained Optimization of Optical Component Selection Problem using Genetic Elitism and Double String Coding

Thursday, August 26

GaN-based Devices (Session Chair: Dominik Eisert, OSRAM)

9:00 ThA1 Nobuo Suzuki; Toshiba, Japan
Numerical Simulation of GaN-Based Intersubband Transition Photonic Devices (invited)

9:30 ThA2 Joachim Piprek, Thomas Katona, Stacia Keller, Steve DenBaars, and Shuji Nakamura; University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Carrier Loss Analysis for Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes (slides)

9:50 ThA3 Ulrich T. Schwarz (1), M. Pindl (1), H. Fischer (1), T. Schödl (1), M. Furitsch (2), A. Leber (2), A. Lell (2), und V. Härle (2); (1) University of Regensburg, (2) Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Germany
Waveguide Optimization of Blue Laser Diodes

Optical Gain (Session Chair: Simon Li, Crosslight Software)

10:40 ThB1 S. W. Koch (1), A. Tranhardt (1), S. Becker (1) , J. Hader (2), J. V. Moloney (2); (1) University of Marburg , Germany; (2) University of Arizona, USA
Mircoscopic modelling of equilibrium and nonequilibrium gain in optically pumped semiconductor lasers (invited) (slides)

11:10 ThB2 Mauro F. Pereira (1), S.-C. Lee (2), and A. Wacker (3);
(1) NMRC, Ireland; (2) TU Berlin, Germany; (3) Lund University, Sweden
Nonequilibrium and Many Body Effects in the Realistic Simulation of Intersubband Emitters (invited) (slides)

11:40 ThB3 M. V. Dolguikh, A.V. Muravjov, R. E. Peale; University of Central Florida, USA
Monte-Carlo Simulation of multilayer delta-doped germanium THz lasers

Ultrafast Effects
(Session Chair: Stephan Koch, Marburg University)

1:00 ThC1 R.Scollo, H.J.Lohe, F.Robin, D.Erni, W.Vogt, E.Gini, H.Jäckel; Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Design and Measurement of an Ultrafast Absorber for Monolithically Integrated InGaAsP/InP Mode-Locked Laser Diodes (slides)

1:20 ThC2 Dae Sin Kim and David Citrin; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Spatial Carrier Dynamics in Photoconductors following Femtosecond Laser Excitation

1:40 ThC3 Gabriela Slavcheva and Ortwin Hess; University of Surrey, UK
Spin-dynamical theory of ultrafast pulse propagation in active semiconductor microcavities (slides)

Photonic Devices
(Session Chair: Nadir Dagli, UCSB)

2:30 ThD1 Friedhard Roemer (1), Matthias Streiff (2), Cornelia Prott (1), Soeren Irmer (1), Andreas Witzig (3), Bernd Witzigmann (2), and Hartmut Hillmer (1); (1) University of Kassel, Germany; (2) Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, (3) Integrated Systems Engineering AG, Switzerland
Transfer function simulation of all--air--gap filters based on eigenmodes (slides)

2:50 ThD2 Tomoyuki Kato and Yasuo Kokubun; Yokohama National University, Japan
Optimum Condition Analysis of Series Coupled Ring Resonator for Very High Efficiency Dropping Operation

3:10 ThD3 Tomohide Yamazaki, Junji Yamauchi, Jun Shibayama, and Hisamatsu Nakano; Hosei University, Japan
BPM Simulation of a Light-Guiding Metal Line with an Embedded Dielectric Core

3:30 ThD4 C. E. Rubio-Mercedes (1), H. E. Hernández-Figueroa (2),  V. F. Rodríguez-Esquerre (3), and M. Davanco (4) ; (1) State University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; (2) University of Campinas, Brazil; (3) Hokkaido University, Japan (4) University California at Santa Barbara, USA.

Finite-Element Frequency-Domain Analysis of 2D Photonic Crystal Resonant Cavities

Postdeadline Session (Session Chair: Mauro Pereira, NMRC)

4:00 ThP1 H. Kurt and D. S. Citrin; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Analysis of photonic crystals for biochemical sensing in the terahertz region using the finite-difference time-domain method with recursive convolution (summary)

4:15 ThP2 Joachim Piprek (1), John Hutchinson (2), Jeff Henness (1), Larry Coldren (1), and Jörg Hader (3); (1) University of California at Santa Barbara; (2) Intel Corporation; (3) Non-Linear Control Strategies, Inc.; USA
Many-Body Effects on InP-based Optoelectronic Wavelength Converters for WDM Applications (summary)

4:30 ThP3 Ziyang Wang, Xun Gu, Selcuk Akturk, Rick Trebino; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Retrieving spatio-temporal distortions in ultrashort pulses from FROG traces (summary)

4:45 ThP4 Y.S. Chen and Z. Simon Li; Crosslight Software, Canada
Application of Multifrontal Method for Doubly-Bordered Sparse Matrix in Laser Diode Simulator (summary)

5:00 Closing Remarks