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Introduction to Semiconductor Lasers Brief History Principle of Lasers Semiconductor Laser Materials for Semiconductor Lasers Special Features Applications Basic Theory Introduction Band Structure E-k Diagram and Effective Mass Density of States Carrier Concentration Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductor Transport of Charge Carriers Excess Carriers Diffusion and Recombination: The Continuity Equation Basic p-n Junction Theory I-V and Capacitance-Voltage Characteristics of p-n Junction Heterojunctions and Quantum Structures Introduction Alloys Heterojunctions Quantum Structures Quantum Wells Quantum Wires and Quantum Dots Strained Layers Band Structures Introduction Band Theory: Bloch Functions The k.p Perturbation Theory Neglecting Spin Spin-Orbit Interaction Strain-Induced Band Structure Quantum Wells Waveguides and Resonators Introduction Ray Optic Theory Reflection Coefficients Modes of a Planar Waveguide Wave Theory of Light Guides 3-D Optical Waveguides Resonators Optical Processes Introduction Optical Constants Absorption Processes in Semiconductors Fundamental Absorption in Direct Gap Intervalence Band Absorption (IVBA) Free-Carrier Absorption Recombination and Luminescence Nonradiative Recombination Carrier Effect on Absorption and Refractive Index Excitons Models for DH Lasers Introduction Gain in DH Lasers Threshold Current Effect of Electric Field in Cladding on Leakage Current Gain Saturation Rate Equation Model Rate Equations: Solution of Time-Dependent Problems Modulation Response Temperature Dependence of Threshold Current Quantum Well Lasers Introduction Structures Interband Transitions Model Gain Calculation: Analytical Model Recombination in QWs Loss Processes in QW Lasers MQW Laser Modulation Response of QW Lasers Strained QW Lasers Type II Quantum Well Lasers Tunnel-Injection QW Laser Quantum Dots Introduction QD Growth Mechanisms and Structures Introductory Model for QD Lasers Deviation from Simple Theory: Effect of Broadening Subband Structures for Pyramidal QDs Refined Theory for Gain and Threshold Modulation Bandwidth: Rate Equation Analysis Tunnel-Injection QD Lasers Quantum Cascade Lasers Introduction A Brief History Basic Principle Improved Design of Structures Nonradiative Inter- and Intrasubband Transitions Some Design Issues Frequency Response Terahertz QCL QD QCL Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Introduction Structures and Basic Properties Elementary Theory of VCSEL Requirements for Components Characteristics of VCSELs Modulation Bandwidth Temperature Dependence Tunnel Junction QD-VCSEL Microcavity Effects and Nanolasers Single-Mode and Tunable Lasers Introduction Need for Single-Mode Laser Limitation of FP Laser Distributed Feedback DBR Laser DFB Laser Tunable Lasers Characteristics of Tunable Lasers Methods and Structures for Continuous and Discontinuous Tuning Tunable Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Nitride Lasers Introduction Polar Materials and Polarization Charge Quantum-Confined Stark Effect Early Work and Challenges Some Useful Properties of Nitrides First Laser Diode Violet c-Plane Laser Blue and Green Lasers Nonpolar and Semipolar Growth Planes Group IV Lasers Introduction Need for Si (Group IV) Lasers Problems Related to Group IV Semiconductors: Indirect Gap Recent Challenges Use of Heterostructure for Direct Bandgap Type I Structure Ge Laser at 1550 nm Mid-Infrared Laser Based on GeSn Incorporation of C Transistor Lasers Introduction Structure and Basic Working Principle Principle of Operation: Model Description Gain Compression Frequency Response Appendix I Appendix II Problems, a Reading List, and References appear at the end of each chapter.
Prasanta Kumar Basu retired as a professor from the University of Calcutta in 2011 and is now a UGC Basic Scientific Research Faculty Fellow at the university. Dr. Basu has published roughly 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include low-field and hot electron transport and scattering mechanisms in semiconductors and their nanostructures, semiconductor electronic and photonic devices, and optical communication. He earned a PhD in radio physics and electronics from the University of Calcutta. Bratati Mukhopadhyay is an assistant professor in the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics at the University of Calcutta. Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a member of the IEEE and the current secretary of the IEEE Photonics Society, Calcutta Chapter. Her research interests include physics of semiconductor nanostructures, semiconductor devices and modeling, VLSI circuits, and photonics. She earned a PhD in radio physics and electronics from the University of Calcutta. Rikmantra Basu is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Delhi. Dr. Basu is a member of the IEEE. His research interests include semiconductor devices, electronic circuits and devices, optoelectronics and optical communication, and nanophotonics. He earned a Ph.D. in nanotechnology from the University of Calcutta.