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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics

Issue 4 • Date April 1968

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 0
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  • Introduction - 1967 Semiconductor laser conference

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):109 - 110
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  • Electrical model of the injection laser

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 131
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    The simplest electrical model of the injection laser assumes that the active layer, the layer in which spontaneous and stimulated radiative recombination take place, is a homogeneous layer. The only parameters of such an electrical model are the thickness of the active layer, and the electron and hole concentrations and quasi-Fermi levels. If such a model is combined with an optical model with no ... View full abstract»

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  • The thermal properties of gallium arsenide laser structures

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):140 - 143
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    The development of high-power junction lasers has resulted in the development at many laboratories of laser structures which will enable devices to operate at high mean power or continuously at the highest possible temperature. However, little attention has been paid to the measurement of the thermal properties of the resulting structures. Although CW operation does not, in general, give the maxim... View full abstract»

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  • Characteristics of GaAs lasers near room temperature

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):151 - 154
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    The efficiency and threshold of GaAs lasers can be affected by a delay occurring between the application of a current pulse and the laser output. The delays may be some tenths of a microsecond in certain diffused junction lasers when operated near room temperature, e.g., when the donor substrate dopant is selenium with a concentration of the order of 1018atoms per cm3. No suc... View full abstract»

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  • Internal Q-switching in GaAs junction lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 163
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    Internally Q -switched light pulses have been obtained from junction lasers. It is believed that this is a completely new observation for semiconductor lasers. Using specially fabricated diodes, narrow bursts of light were detected immediately after the termination of the injection current pulse. The effect persists for a wide variation in the length of the curr... View full abstract»

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  • Spikes in the light output of room temperature GaAs junction lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 164
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    Observations of the light intensity of pulsed, GaAs injection lasers at room temperature have revealed a regular, damped spiking behavior. The lasers were made by diffusing Zn into an n -type substrate. A stripe contact permits the excitation of only a very narrow region of the junction. The spiking was most clearly observed with a rectangular current pulse of ... View full abstract»

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  • Theory of transverse modes in GaAs junction lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 167
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    The resonant frequencies of a proposed laser model have been calculated and compared with high-resolution (0.1Å) spectral measurements. It is believed that for the first time a good agreement between theoretical and experimental results has been obtained for the frequency separation of transverse modes. The laser resonances are characterized by three mode numbers ( View full abstract»

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  • Noise in semiconductor lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 168
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    It has been demonstrated experimentally and theoretically from first principles that for semiconductor lasers the complex light-field amplitude obeys a Van der Pol equation with a noisy driving term. This noise source is mainly due to the fluctuations of the atomic dipole moments, while the population fluctuations do not strongly influence the noise properties of the light amplitude and phase. In ... View full abstract»

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  • Observations concerning self-damage in GaAs injection lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 176
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    A study has been made of the gradual degradation in the output of GaAs lasers at 300°K. The process of catastrophic degradation, which involves mechanical facet damage, has been previously described. The lasers investigated were fabricated by Nelson using the solution regrowth method. Typically, the lasers were 10 mils long and 5 mils wide and were not provided with reflective coatings. We ha... View full abstract»

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  • Far-field patterns of electron-beam pumped semiconductor lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 198
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    Laser action is described for total internal reflection modes such that the far-field pattern is a circular ring surrounding the crystal in a plane perpendicular to the rectangular cavity faces. A number of recent experiments have shown that this far-field pattern can be observed in GaAs samples as well as in ZnO and CdS. Experiments are reported for single crystals at a temperature of 77°K p... View full abstract»

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  • Unstable optical resonators and waveguides

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):229 - 230
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 0
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  • Noncatastrophic degradation of GaAs lasers under CW operation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):173 - 175
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    Three types of noncatastrophic degradation have been observed during CW life tests of GaAs injection lasers at 77°K. First, when operated submerged in liquid nitrogen, a comparatively rapid decrease occurs in the power output. This effect appears to be due to the liquid nitrogen environment and is reversible. This phenomenon has not been observed to start until the laser is energized, which s... View full abstract»

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  • Multilayer GaAs injection laser

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):176 - 179
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    Experimental data are presented for multijunction GaAs lasers made by vapor-phase epitaxial growth in the form of p-n-p-n-p-n structures. The overall thickness of the four inside layers was 5 microns for the multilayer material for which experimental data are given. The diodes made from this material exhibited current-controlled negative-resistance characteri... View full abstract»

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  • Temperature dependence of emission efficiency and lasing threshold in laser diodes

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):119 - 122
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    It is found that in GaAs1-xPxinjection lasers both the spontaneous emission efficiency η and the laser threshold j vary exponentially with the temperature T: eta = eta_{0} \exp(-T/\theta_{1}) and j = j_{0} \exp(T/\theta_{2}) . θ1and θ... View full abstract»

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  • On the influence of crystal orientation on solution-grown GaAs laser diodes

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):201 - 204
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    Solution-grown GaAs p-n junctions were formed simultaneously using three differently oriented wafers, namely, the View full abstract»

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  • Temperature behavior of stimulated emission delays in GaAs diodes and a proposed trapping model

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):155 - 160
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    The delay time between the application of a current pulse and the onset of coherent stimulated emission has been investigated for several of our diffused GaAs junction lasers from 77°K to above room temperature. A "transition temperature" Ttwas found for most diodes above which the delays are long (of the order 10-7seconds) in contrast to the 1- or 2-ns delay found below... View full abstract»

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  • Spectroscopic measurements on the laser emission from discharges in compounds of hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):205 - 208
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    A pulsed electrical discharge through dimethylamine or a mixture of methane and ammonia at low pressure has produced stimulated emission at twenty-one wavelengths between 71 and 373 μm. Ten of the lines in the range 71 to 116 μm are new; some of the others are identical to those produced with the so-called cyanide laser. The radiation was analyzed with a spectroscopic system comprising a... View full abstract»

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  • Polarization at light Bragg diffracted by sound on optically isotropic solids

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):232 - 234
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    It is demonstrated that the polarization of light which has been diffracted from shear ultrasonic waves is not, in general, perpendicular to that of the incident lights but depends on the relative orientation of light and sound polarizations and propagation directions. The polarization of light diffracted by longitudinal sound waves depends as well on the relative magnitudes of the photoelastic co... View full abstract»

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  • Stimulated emission from bulk field-ionized GaAs

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):179 - 185
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    High-field domains passing through n -type gallium arsenide pulsed above a critical field produce electron-hole pairs by impact ionization, resulting in emission of recombination radiation of band gap energy. Specimens have been made in a configuration that allows intense ionization to be produced at 78°K in material having initial electron densities of th... View full abstract»

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  • Power efficiency and quantum efficiencies of electron-beam pumped lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):186 - 194
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    The object is to identify and assess factors and mechanisms that control the conversion of electron-beam power into coherent light through excitation of a semiconductor laser cavity. First, we examine the question of pump power losses associated with electron backscattering and pair creation. It is shown that power retention and ionization yield reflect target characteristics (atomic number and ba... View full abstract»

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  • Electrooptic effect in trigonal selenium at 1.15 microns

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 234
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    The clamped electrooptic coefficient r11was measured at 1.15 microns for a selenium crystal grown from an aqueous sulfide solution. The value obtained for n_{1}^{3}r_{11} is 8.9 \times 10^{-11} m/V and, depending on the value used for n1, the value for r11ranges between 5.7 and ... View full abstract»

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  • Some characteristics of electron-beam pumped GaAs lasers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):195 - 198
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    The threshold current density of an electron-beam pumped GaAs laser is sensitively dependent upon the profile of the electron beam. Minimum power threshold current density is obtained with the excitation far above threshold value at the center of the Fabry-Perot cavity and with vanishingly small values at the ends. Threshold current density is also dependent upon beam voltage. For voltages of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Recombination lifetime in a semiconductor laser diode

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):143 - 147
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    The effect of minority carrier lifetime on the impedance of the laser within a diffusion or a drift length from the junction is analyzed. Lifetime shorting due to stimulated recombination (which is a function of the injection current) is considered and the effect of cavity size on the ability to modulate the laser at high frequencies is pointed out. View full abstract»

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The IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics is dedicated to the publication of manuscripts reporting novel experimental or theoretical results in the broad field of the science and technology of quantum electronics..

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Brigham Young University