Optical and Quantum Electronics

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Semiconductor amplifiers and lasers with tapered gain regions

  • J. N. Walpole
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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 reviewed1.

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

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