Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Quantum Confined Laser DevicesOptical gain and recombination in semiconductors$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Blood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199644513

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644513.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 March 2019

The beginning

The beginning

(p.1) 1 The beginning
Quantum Confined Laser Devices

Peter Blood

Oxford University Press

This short chapter traces the historical development of the laser diode from the original concept of stimulated emission by Einstein, realised by Maiman in the ruby laser via the maser of Charles Townes, through the first homojunction semiconductor laser diodes to the heterostructure laser diode proposed by Kroemer and Alferov. This led to the double-heterostructure laser diode, which is the basis of modern diode lasers, providing both the optical waveguide and confinement in quantum wells and quantum dots.

Keywords:   laser diode, quantum well, quantum dot, heterostructure

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .