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Quantum Confined Laser Devices: Optical gain and recombination in semiconductors

Peter Blood

Abstract

This book looks at the fundamental optical gain and carrier recombination processes in quantum wells and quantum dots, via descriptions of common device structures to an understanding of their operating characteristics. Following a historical introduction, the text consists of five parts. Firstly, it covers the diode laser (a introductory account of the materials, structure, and operation of a laser diode). Next it looks at fundamental processes (interaction of light with an atomic dipole and quantum confinement). Thirdly, it considers device physics (gain, recombination, laser action and thre ... More

Keywords: laser diode, quantum well, quantum dot, optical gain, carrier recombination, laser threshold

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644513
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644513.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Blood, author
Honary Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University

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