Semiconductor Lasers

  • Govind P. Agrawal
  • Niloy K. Dutta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 1-24
  3. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 25-73
  4. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 74-146
  5. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 147-179
  6. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 180-230
  7. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 231-318
  8. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 319-384
  9. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 385-425
  10. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 426-471
  11. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 472-486
  12. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 487-529
  13. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 530-546
  14. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 547-582
  15. Govind P. Agrawal, Niloy K. Dutta
    Pages 583-606
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 607-616

About this book

Introduction

Since its invention in 1962, the semiconductor laser has come a long way. Advances in material purity and epitaxial growth techniques have led to a variety of semiconductor lasers covering a wide wavelength range of 0. 3- 100 ~m. The development during the 1970s of GaAs semiconductor lasers, emitting in the near-infrared region of 0. 8-0. 9 ~m, resulted in their use for the first generation of optical fiber communication systems. However, to take advantage oflow losses in silica fibers occurring around 1. 3 and 1. 55 ~m, the emphasis soon shifted toward long-wavelength semiconductor lasers. The material system of choice in this wavelength range has been the quaternary alloy InGaAsP. During the last five years or so, the intense development effort devoted to InGaAsP lasers has resulted in a technology mature enough that lightwave transmission systems using InGaAsP lasers are currently being deployed throughout the world. This book is intended to provide a comprehensive account of long-wave­ length semiconductor lasers. Particular attention is paid to InGaAsP lasers, although we also consider semiconductor lasers operating at longer wave­ lengths. The objective is to provide an up-to-date understanding of semicon­ ductor lasers while incorporating recent research results that are not yet available in the book form. Although InGaAsP lasers are often used as an example, the basic concepts discussed in this text apply to all semiconductor lasers, irrespective of their wavelengths.

Keywords

epitaxy laser semiconductor semiconductor laser transmission

Authors and affiliations

  • Govind P. Agrawal
    • 1
  • Niloy K. Dutta
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0481-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7579-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0481-4
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