Electron-Hole and Photon Recombination Processes in Quantum Well Semiconductor Lasers
American Journal of Optics and Photonics
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 80-84
Received: Mar. 16, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 24, 2015; Published: Aug. 19, 2015
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Barnbas Achakpa Ikyo, Dept. of Physics, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
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Abstract
The success obtained from semiconductor laser devices is dependent on the science of manipulating the electron-hole and the photon. While the most useful interaction in the laser is the recombination process that involves the electron and holes to produce a photon, other non-useful processes also occur and in some cases overshadow the preferred recombination process. In this review article, the physics behind radiative and non-radiative recombination processes and loss mechanisms dominant in quantum well semiconductor lasers is presented. The work concludes by suggesting possible solutions based on relevant published works
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Semiconductors, Lasers, Recombination, Quantum-Well
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Barnbas Achakpa Ikyo, Electron-Hole and Photon Recombination Processes in Quantum Well Semiconductor Lasers, American Journal of Optics and Photonics. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 80-84. doi: 10.11648/j.ajop.20150305.14
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