Item description for Semiconductor-Laser Fundamentals: Physics of the Gain Materials by Weng W. Chow...
This book presents an in-depth discussion of the semiconductor-laser gain medium. The optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, particularly semiconductor quantum-well systems, are analyzed in detail, covering a wide variety of near-infrared systems with or without strain, as well as wide-gap materials such as the group-III nitride compounds or the II-VI materials. The important bandstructure modifications and Coulomb interaction effects are discussed, including the solution of the longstanding semiconductor laser lineshape problem. Quantitative comparisons between measured and predicted gain/absorption and refractive index spectra for a wide variety of semiconductor-laser materials enable the theoretical results to be used directly in the engineering of advanced laser and amplifier structures. A wealth of examples for many different material combinations bestow the book with quantitative and predictive value for a wide variety of applications.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 27, 1999
ISBN 3540641661 ISBN13 9783540641667
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More About Weng W. Chow
Weng W. Chow currently resides in Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Semiconductor-Laser Fundamentals: Physics of the Gain Materials?
Clarity problem in explanation of equations May 20, 2007
This book looks and IS good when it comes down to going through complicated optical gain calculations. However, I feel the book expects reader to know important and advanced fundamentals of lasers which it does not go through in the book and may prove disadvantage to both advanced and beginner researchers interested in semiconductor lasers. The book includes many complex equations but they are, in my opinion, not explicitly explained in the text. In addition, what I found most disappointing about the book is that there were no examples to demonstrate gain calculations on any material (like GaAs-AlGaAs etc), which would really help in modeling a quantum well structure.
not an introductory book Nov 12, 2005
Engineering students may have a hard time to understand this book.