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Photons and Matter

  • Douglas A. Ross
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Abstract

Optoelectronic devices are those which convert light into electrical energy or vice versa. In some cases the same device may perform both functions. In the past few years, a host of new devices has been developed for commercial applications — LEDs, photodiodes, solar cells, laser diodes, and many more.

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© Douglas A. Ross 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas A. Ross
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  1. 1.Queen Mary CollegeLondonUK

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