Semiconductor Lasers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857096400
  • ISBN-13: 9780857096401
  • DDC: 621.366
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 664 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Semiconductor lasers have important applications in engineering, biology, chemistry, and medicine. They form the backbone of the optical telecommunications infrastructure supporting the internet and are used in information storage devices, bar-code scanners, laser printers, and many other products. Semiconductor lasers: Fundamentals and Applications is a comprehensive review of this vital technology. Part One introduces the fundamentals of semiconductor lasers, beginning with key principles and then discusses photonic crystal lasers, high power semiconductor lasers and laser beams, and the use of semiconductor lasers in ultrafast pulse generation. Part Two reviews applications of visible and near-infrared emitting lasers. Nonpolar and semipolar GaN-based lasers, advanced self-assembled InAs quantum dot lasers, and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers are all considered, in addition to semiconductor disk and hybrid silicon lasers. Applications of mid- and far-infrared emitting lasers are the focus of Part Three. Topics covered include GaSb-based type I quantum well diode lasers, interband cascade and terahertz quantum cascade lasers, whispering gallery mode lasers, and tunable mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy. Semiconductor Lasers is a valuable guide for laser and telecommunications engineers, scientists working in biology and chemistry, medical practitioners, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials.
1: Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers.
2: Principles of Semiconductor Lasers.
3: Photonic Crystal Lasers.
4: High-Power Semiconductor Lasers.
5: Semiconductor Laser Beam Combining.
6: Ultrafast Pulse Generation by Semiconductor Lasers.
7: Visible and Near-Infrared Lasers and Their Applications.
8: Nonpolar and Semipolar Group III-Nitride Lasers.
9: Advanced Self-Assembled Indium Arsenide (InAs) Quantum-Dot Lasers.
10: Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs).
11: Semiconductor Disk Lasers (VECSELs).
12: Hybrid Silicon Lasers.
13: Mid- and Far-Infrared Lasers and Their Applications.
14: Gallium Antimonide (GaSb)-Based Type-I Quantum Well Diode Lasers: Recent Development and Prospects.
15: Interband Cascade (IC) Lasers.
16: Terahertz (THz) Quantum Cascade Lasers.
17: Whispering Gallery Mode Lasers.
18: Tunable Mid-Infrared Laser Absorption Spectroscopy.