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Light Generation by Semiconductors

  • Karlheinz Seeger
Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Abstract

Electroluminescent devices emit incoherent visible or infrared light with typical linewidths of about 100 Å while the coherent radiation emitted by the semiconductor laser may have a linewidth as low as 0.1 Å. These devices together with photovoltaic diodes and solar cells (Chaps.5h, 5i, and 12) are called “opto-electronic devices”. While the former convert electrical energy into optical radiation the latter do the inverse process. In this chapter we will consider light-emitting diodes (“LED”) and diode lasers.

Keywords

Semiconductor Laser Radiative Recombination Light Generation Gallium Arsenide Solid State Electronics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karlheinz Seeger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für FestkörperphysikWienÖsterreich
  2. 2.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität WienÖsterreich

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