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Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications (Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics)

Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications (Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: New Ed, 1/24/2002
EAN 9780521006293, ISBN10: 0521006295

Paperback, 474 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

One of the key advances in photonic technology in recent years is the development of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, or VCSELs. These devices have a huge range of potential applications in areas such as communications, printing, and optical switching. This book, first published in 1999, provides a clear insight into the physics of VCSELs, as well as describing details of their fabrication and applications. All of the book's contributors are at the forefront of VCSEL research and development. Together they provide complete and coherent coverage of the current state-of-the-art. The opening chapters cover VCSEL design, emission from microcavities, growth, fabrication, and characterization. These are followed by chapters on long and short-wavelength VCSELs, optical data links, and free space optical processing. The book will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers in electrical engineering, applied physics, and materials science. It will also be an excellent reference volume for practising engineers in the photonics industry.

1. Introduction to VCSELs L. A. Coldren, C. W. Wilmsen and H. Temkin
2. Fundamental issues in VCSEL design L. A. Coldren and Eric R. Hegblom
3. Enhancement of spontaneous emission in microcavities E. F. Schubert and N. E. J. Hunt
4. Epitaxy of vertical-cavity lasers R. P. Schneider Jr and Y. H. Young
5. Fabrication and performance of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers Kent D. Choquette and Kent Geib
6. Polarization related properties of vertical cavity lasers Dmitri Kuksenkov and Henryk Temkin
7. Visible light emitting vertical cavity lasers Robert L. Thornton
8. Long-wavelength vertical-cavity lasers Dubrakovo I. Babic, Joachim Piprek and John E. Bowers
9. Overview of VCSEL applications Richard C. Williamson
10. Optical interconnection applications and required characteristics Kenichi Kasahara
11. VCSEL-based fiber-optic data communications Kenneth Hahn and Kirk Giboney
12. VCSEL-based smart pixels for free space optoelectronic processing C. W. Wilmsen.