Introduction to Semiconductor Lasers for Optical Communications

An Applied Approach

  • David J.┬áKlotzkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This updated, second edition textbook provides a thorough and accessible treatment of semiconductor lasers from a design and engineering perspective. It includes both the physics of devices as well as the engineering, designing and testing of practical lasers. The material is presented clearly with many examples provided. Readers of the book will come to understand the finer aspects of the theory, design, fabrication and test of these devices and have an excellent background for further study of optoelectronics.

  • Provides a multi-faceted approach to explaining the theories behind semiconductor lasers, utilizing mathematical examples, illustrations and written theoretical presentations;
  • Offers a balance of relevant optoelectronic topics, with specific attention given to distributed feedback lasers, growth techniques and waveguide cavity design;
  • Presents modern optical communication formats such as pulse amplitude modulation, phase shift keying and quadrature amplitude modulation;
  • Connects laser and transmitter characteristics with system requirements;
  • Provides a summary of every chapter, worked examples, and problems for readers to solve.


David Klotzkin Distributed feedback lasers Facet reflexivity Optical communications Optoelectronics Photonic devices Photonics Semiconductor laser engineering Semiconductor lasers Semiconductor optoelectronic devices Waveguide cavity design textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • David J.┬áKlotzkin
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringBinghamton UniversityBinghamtonUSA

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