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The density-matrix theory of semiconductor lasers with relaxation broadening model is finally established by introducing theoretical dipole moment into previously developed treatments. The dipole moment is given theoretically by the method and is calculated for various semiconductor materials. As a result, gain and gain-suppression for a variety of crystals covering wide wavelength region are calculated. It is found that the linear gain is larger for longer wavelength lasers and that the gain-suppression is much larger for longer wavelength lasers, which results in that single-mode operation is more stable in long-wavelength lasers than in shorter-wavelength lasers, in good agreement with the experiments.