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Laser Diodes and Their Applications to Communications and Information Processing

ISBN: 978-0-470-53668-1
390 pages
November 2010, Wiley-IEEE Press
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In order to develop excellent photonic devices, we have to fully understand the physics behind operations of photonic devices. This book thoroughly teaches the fundamental physics currently applied to the development of photonics devices such as energy bands of semiconductors, optical transitions, optical waveguides, and semiconductor junctions. The book also reviews the characteristics of laser diodes, optical filters, and optical functional devices, which have been developed based on the above physics. These photonic devices have been demonstrated in system applications, and several experimental results are described.
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PREFACE.

PART I PHYSICS REQUIRED TO DESIGN LASER DIODES.

1 Energy Bands in Bulk and Quantum Structures.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Bulk Structure.

1.3 Quantum Structures.

1.4 Superlattices.

References.

2 Optical Transitions.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Direct and Indirect Transitions.

2.3 Light-Emitting Processes.

2.4 Spontaneous Emission, Stimulated Emission, and Absorption.

2.5 Optical Gains.

References.

3 Optical Waveguides.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Two-Dimensional Optical Waveguides.

3.3 Three-Dimensional Optical Waveguides.

References.

4 Optical Resonators.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Fabry–Perot Cavity.

4.3 Waveguide Grating.

4.4 Vertical Cavity.

References.

5 pn- and pnpn-Junctions.

5.1 Intrinsic Semiconductor.

5.2 Extrinsic Semiconductor.

5.3 pn-Junction.

5.4 pnpn-Junction.

References.

PART II CONVENTIONAL LASER DIODES.

6 Fabry–Perot Laser Diodes.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Rate Equations.

6.3 Current versus Voltage Characteristics.

6.4 Current versus Light Output Characteristics.

6.5 Polarization of Light.

6.6 Transverse Modes.

6.7 Longitudinal Modes.

6.8 Modulation Characteristics.

6.9 Noises.

References.

7 Quantum Well Laser Diodes.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Features of Quantum Well LDs.

7.3 Strained Quantum Well LDs.

References.

8 Single-Mode Laser Diodes.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 DFB LDs.

8.3 DBR LDs.

8.4 Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting LDs.

References.

9 Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Signal Gain.

9.3 Polarization.

9.4 Noises.

References.

PARTIII ADVANCED LASER DIODES AND RELATED DEVICES.

10 Phase-Controlled DFB Laser Diodes.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Theoretical Analysis.

10.3 Device Structure.

10.4 Device Characteristics and Discussion.

10.5 Summary.

References.

11 Phase-Shift-Controlled DFB Laser Diodes.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Theoretical Analysis.

11.3 Device Structure.

11.4 Device Characteristics and Discussion.

11.5 Summary.

References.

12 Phase-Controlled DFB Laser Filter.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Device Structure.

12.3 Device Characteristics and Discussion.

12.4 Summary.

References.

13 Phase-Shift-Controlled DFB Filter.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Theoretical Analysis.

13.3 Device Structure.

13.4 Device Characteristics and Discussion.

13.5 Summary.

References.

14 Passive Phase-Shifted DFB Filter.

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 Theoretical Analysis.

14.3 Device Structure.

14.4 Device Characteristics and Discussion.

14.5 Summary.

References.

15 Two-Section Fabry–Perot Filter.

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 Theoretical Analysis.

15.3 Device Structure.

15.4 Device Characteristics and Discussion.

15.5 Summary.

References.

16 Optical Functional Devices with pnpn-Junctions.

16.1 Introduction.

16.2 Edge-Emitting Optical Functional Device.

16.3 Surface-Emitting Optical Functional Device.

References.

PARTIV SYSTEM DEMONSTRATIONS USING ADVANCED LASER DIODES AND RELATED DEVICES.

17 Photonic Switching System.

17.1 Introduction.

17.2 Wavelength Division Switching.

17.3 Wavelength- and Time-Division Hybrid Switching.

17.4 Summary.

References.

18 Optical Information Processing.

18.1 Introduction.

18.2 Serial-to-Parallel Data Conversion.

18.3 Optical Self-Routing Switch.

18.4 Optical ATM Switch.

18.5 Optical Interconnection.

18.6 Optical Memory.

18.7 Optical Bus.

References.

Appendix A: Density of States.

Appendix B: Density of States Effective Mass.

Appendix C: Conductivity Effective Mass.

INDEX.

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TAKAHIRO NUMAI, PhD, is Professor at Ritsumeikan University. Previously, at Opto-Electronics Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, he researched and developed laser diodes for lightwave transmission systems and wavelength tunable optical filters for photonic switching systems. Dr. Numai holds twenty-eight U.S. patents, and he has authored and coauthored more than 150 technical papers and international conference communications on optoelectronics. He has also written many textbooks. Dr. Numai is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan; the Japan Society of Applied Physics; and the Physical Society of Japan. He is also a senior member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
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