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Reflectors of Quantum Well Lasers and of Other Lasers

  • Karl F. RenkEmail author
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

We discuss different reflectors: distributed feedback reflector; Bragg reflector and photonic crystal reflector; total internal reflector leading to whispering gallery modes. The reflectors are suited as reflectors not only in quantum well lasers but also in quantum wire and quantum dot lasers (Chap. 27). Depending on the type of reflector, it is possible to design semiconductor lasers of submillimeter size down to (10 μm)3. In connection with photonic crystals, we mention the photonic crystal fiber as a dielectric light guiding structure. The one-dimensional photonic crystal reflector (= Bragg reflector = multilayer reflector) is in use for almost all types of lasers.

Keywords

Photonic Crystal Photonic Crystal Fiber Bragg Reflector Multilayer System Distribute Bragg Reflector 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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