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Compact Semiconductor Lasers


This book brings together in a single volume a unique contribution by the top experts around the world in the field of compact semiconductor lasers to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the current status as well as future directions in the field of micro- and nano-scale semiconductor lasers.
It is organized according to the various forms of micro- or nano-laser cavity configurations with each chapter discussing key technical issues, including semiconductor carrier recombination processes and optical gain dynamics, photonic confinement behavior and output coupling mechanisms, carrier transport considerations relevant to the injection process, and emission mode control.
Required reading for those working in and researching the area of semiconductors lasers and micro-electronics.
Nano- scale metallo- dielectric coherent light sources
Optically pumped semiconductor photonic crystal lasers
Electrically pumped photonic crystal lasers: laser diodes and quantum cascade lasers
Photonic crystal VCSELs
III- V compact lasers integrted onto silicon (SOI)
Semiconductor micro- ring lasers
Nonlinearity in Semiconductor Micro-ring Lasers

“This book could be a valuable reference and essential information source for researchers and students who work on the development of compact lasers.”  (Optics and Photonics News, 27 November 2014)