Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays

Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays

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Surface emitting semiconductor lasers (SELs) are currently extending semiconductor laser art to higher performance levels with new applications. This book reviews all the basic types of surface emitting semiconducor lasers, including vertical cavity, etched-mirror integrated beam deflectors and grating out-coupled devices. The book also addresses such topics as edge-emitting arrays, thermal management, coherance, and external and monolithic phase locking for all types of semiconducor lasers. The book emphasizes the affect of SELs on large area optical computing and neural networks, and explains how SELs allow for coherant, large-area optical emissions, resulting in high optical output power and narrow beam divergence. Chapters detail why SELs are key components in opto-electronic integrated circuits (OEICs) and the optical analog of electronic integrated circuits. This text should be of interest to researchers in semiconductor lasers, communications, computers, laser radar, manufacturing, medicine, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 25.4mm | 876g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • subject index, references
  • 0122440706
  • 9780122440700

Table of contents

Review of edge-emitting coherent laser arrays, S.R. Chinn; vertical cavity surface emitting lasers and arrays, K. Iga and F. Koyama; grating-coupled surface emitting semiconductor lasers, N.W. Carlson et al; horizontal-cavity surface emitting lasers with integrated beam deflectors, Z.L. Liau et al; second order grating surface emitting theory, A. Hardy et al; network analysis of two-dimensional laser arrays, R. Amantea and N.W. Carlson; external methods of phase locking and coherant beam addition of diode lasers, J. Leger; coherence and its effect on laser arrays, M. Lurie; microchannel heat sinks for two-dimensional diode laser arrays, J.N. Walpole and L.J. Missaggia.
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