A Simulation Tool Suite For The Modeling And Optimization Of Multiple Quantum Well Structures

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Title: A Simulation Tool Suite For The Modeling And Optimization Of Multiple Quantum Well Structures
Author: Allen, Jeffery Wayne
Abstract: This thesis aims to develop a suite of computational tools for design , analysis , and simulation of semiconductor multiple quantum well structures with a user -friendly GUI . The research project focuses on the electrical and optical aspects of user defined quantum well structures , and allows the user to vary design parameters to optimize the structure for different device applications and functionality . Specifically the thesis delves into the design and analysis of different quantum well structures as they relate to band gap engineering . Key features of this computational suite include relationship to electrical field , doping profiles and optical transitions . The quantum well structures presented are single , double , stepped , and chirped quantum wells , with uniform , modulated , or planar doping . The computational suite can be applied to the calculation of energy levels and band bending in intraband and interband optical transitions in quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs ) and quantum well electroabsorption and electroreflection modulators .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /44
Date: 2007-08-23

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A Simulation Tool Suite For The Modeling And Optimization Of Multiple Quantum Well Structures. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /44 .

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