, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 623-645

Semiconductor amplifiers and lasers with tapered gain regions

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Abstract

Semiconductor amplifiers and lasers with tapered gain regions provide the highest-brightness all-semiconductor sources of near infrared continuous wave (CW) power and have many useful applications. Simple models of these devices are described. Their applications, device performance and brightness limitations are reviewed

This work was sponsored by the US Department of the Air Force.

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