A simulator was developed for modeling and designing multiple quantum wells structures such as quantum well infrared photodetectors and quantum cascade laser, based on a single-electron effective mass Schrödinger equation. It employs box integration finite differences and transfer matrix approaches to find energies of bound and scattering states in the structures. The graphical user interface allows the user to vary easily design parameters including effective mass, layer thickness and number of layers as well as simulation parameters in order to optimize the structure for different device applications and functionality. Three simulation examples were performed on: three coupled quantum wells structure, two-color asymmetric quantum well infrared photodetector structure and on a quantum cascade laser design. The results show an accuracy which is comparable to more complicated simulations.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Modelling & Simulation|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 14 Feb 2018|
- Effective mass approximation
- multiple quantum wells structures