Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Devices / Edition 1

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Explains in detail the basics, theory, design, fabrication, and operation of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. All the chapters are written by pioneers and key experts who have exclusive access to the most up-to-date innovations in the respective fields.

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"Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (or VCSELs) are relatively new semiconductor laser devices. … This book has been edited to cover basic concepts, aspects of the device’s technology and application areas of VCSELs. The different chapters are written by leading experts in the field … . The book is not only intended for scientists and engineers who are specialists in the field, but also for graduate students … . I can recommend this book to scientists and engineers working on or with VCSELs." (Jan Danckaert and Erik Stijns, Physicalia, Vol. 25 (4), 2003)

"This book includes the basic concepts, device technology, and application areas of VCSELs … . this book is the first kind in that it provides readers with a comprehensive account of the latest technological developments in VCSEL devices. In fact all the chapters are written by pioneers and key experts … . Readers will come to appreciate all the crucial aspects of VCSEL devices. … It is an excellent reference and an exclusive course book and I can recommend it without any reservations." (K.Seiffert, Optik, Vol. 114 (10), 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642087431
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Series: Springer Series in Photonics, #6
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 0.83 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser: Introduction and Review.- 2 Physics of the Gain Medium in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers.- 3 Operating Principles of VCSELs.- 4 Band Engineering of the Polarization and Gain Properties in VCSELs.- 5 Three-Dimensional Simulation of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers.- 6 Modeling the Dynamics of VCSELs.- 7 Low-Power Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers and Microcavity Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Apertured-Microcavities.- 8 Cavity and Mirror Design for Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers.- 9 1.3 and 1.55—m Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers.- 10 Application of VCSELs to Radiation-Tolerant Optical Data Links.- 11 Progress in Blue and Near-Ultraviolet Vertical-Cavity Emitters: A Status Report.- 12 Long-Wavelength InP-Based VCSELs.

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