Abstract

Nonequilibrium carrier distributions in microcavity lasers are computed by solution of a quantum Boltzmann equation that includes carrier–carrier, carrier–phonon, and carrier–photon scattering as well as the pump process. A significant heating of the carrier plasma is observed as a consequence of the Pauli blocking of carrier injection and the removal of cold carriers through the process of stimulated recombination.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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