Applied Physics A

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 91–94 | Cite as

On time delays in lead salt semiconductor diode lasers

  • S. E. Taylor
Contributed Papers


Recently reported value of minority carrier lifetimes and time delays in lead salt diode lasers appear anomalous [A. Qadeer et al.: Appl. Phys. A33, 181–182 (1984)]. Two laser diodes, fabricated by the same technique (Hot Wall Epoxy) and of identical chemical constituents (PbSnTe and PbSnSe) failed to provide experimental evidence supporting these recently reported values, even when operated close to, but above the respective values of laser threshold current.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Taylor
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  1. 1.RCA Astro-ElectronicsPrincetonUSA

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