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semiconductor laser  light emitting semiconductor device which in contrast to simple light emitting diode (LED) generates very sharp emission lines and allows modulation bandwidth in a gigahertz range; semiconductor laser is a complex multilayer device formed using direct-bandgap semiconductors primarily AIII-BV; its high performance is due to the enhancement of the recombination rate (stimulated emission) and presence of optical cavity in the device structure.
LASER, laser  Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation; laser is the most common source of coherent, monochromatic radiation.
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.



This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.


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