Macroscopic Coulomb Blockade Effect in a Constant Current Driven Light Emitting Diode

  • Jungsang Kim
  • Hirofumi Kan
  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Conference paper

Abstract

The discovery of single electron charging effect has provided the possibility of current regulation across a mesoscopic capacitor (Coulomb blockade effect). It has been pointed out recently1 that the similar effect, namely the macroscopic Coulomb blockade due to the collective charging energy of many electrons across junction depletion capacitance, could be the underlying mechanism for pump noise suppression in semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes (LED’s) in generating sub-Poissonian light. The model predicts a finite squeezing bandwidth in these p-n junctions.

Keywords

Semiconductor Laser Carrier Lifetime Current Regulation Radiative Lifetime Hamamatsu Photonic 
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References

  1. 1.
    A. Imamoglu and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3327 (1993).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    J. Kim, H. Kan, and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. B, to be publishedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jungsang Kim
    • 2
    • 1
  • Hirofumi Kan
    • 3
    • 1
  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.ERATO Quantum Fluctuation ProjectUSA
  2. 2.E. L. Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Central Research LaboratoryHamamatsu Photonics Inc.Hamamatsu, ShizuokaJapan

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