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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 1998
  • pp: 118–118

Focus Issue: Quantum Well Laser Design

J. R. Meyer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 118-118 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.2.000118


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Abstract

First-generation diode lasers produced stimulated emission from thick active regions consisting of a single semiconductor material. However, not long after epitaxial growth techniques advanced to the point of allowing thin heterostructure layers to be deposited with a high degree of control and precision, the quantum well laser was born. It soon became apparent that besides providing a valuable vehicle for studying fundamental quantum physics and optics in a solid state environment, quantum well diode lasers were also capable of dramatic performance improvements over their bulk counterparts. The lowering of threshold current densities was especially impressive.

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Focus Issue: Quantum well laser design

History
Original Manuscript: February 16, 1998
Published: February 16, 1998

Citation
I. Vurgaftman and J. Meyer, "Introduction," Opt. Express 2, 118-118 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-2-4-118


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