Picosecond Optoelectronic Devices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124408807, 9780323151184

Picosecond Optoelectronic Devices

1st Edition

Editors: Chi H. Lee
eBook ISBN: 9780323151184
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th December 1984
Page Count: 420
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Picosecond Optoelectronic Devices reviews the major developments in the field of picosecond optoelectronics.

This book discusses the picosecond pulse generation with semiconductor diode lasers; gigabit optical pulse generation in integrated lasers and applications; and picosecond photoconductors. The picosecond optoelectronic devices based on optically injected electron-hole plasma; pulse forming with optoelectronic switches; and high-power picosecond switching in bulk semiconductors are also elaborated. This text likewise discusses the sub-picosecond electrical sampling and applications; InP optoelectronic switches; and picosecond chronography.

Other topics include the picosecond optical control of transferred-electron devices; optoelectronic switch for pulsed power; and responses of TEDs to picosecond optical pulses.

This publication is a good source for electrical engineers and researchers conducting work on picosecond optoelectronics.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction: A Historical Overview

I. Introduction

II. Historical Developments

III. Current Trends and Future Prospects

IV. Organization of the Book


2. Picosecond Pulse Generation with Semiconductor Diode Lasers

I. Introduction

II. General Background

III. Methods of Generation

IV. Concluding Remarks


3. Gigabit Optical Pulse Generation in Integrated Lasers and Applications

I. Introduction

II. Gigabit-Rate External Modulation of CW Single-Frequency Lasers

III. Spectral Control of Directly Modulated Semiconductor Lasers through Injection Locking

IV. Generation of Single-Frequency, Picosecond Optical Pulses Using Semiconductor Lasers

V. Dynamic Single-Frequency Semiconductor Lasers

VI. Summary


4. Picosecond Photoconductors: Physical Properties and Applications

I. Introduction

II. Picosecond Photoconductivity

III. Electronic and Optical Properties of Picosecond Photoconductors

IV. Applications to Materials Studies and Devices

V. Discussion


5. Picosecond Optoelectronic Devices Based on Optically Injected Electron—Hole Plasma

I. Introduction

II. General Background

III. Conductive-Mode Devices

IV. Dielectric-Mode Devices

V. Prospects


6. Pulse Forming with Optoelectronic Switches

I. Introduction

II. Theory of Optoelectronic Switching

III. Two-Gap Switches Using Pulse-Forming Networks

IV. Dispersion of Pulses Propagating Along a Microstrip Line


7. High-Power Picosecond Switching in Bulk Semiconductors

I. Introduction

II. High-Power Photoconductive Switching

III. Applications of High-Power Switching

IV. Conclusion


8. Subpicosecond Electrical Sampling and Applications

I. Introduction

II. The Traveling-Wave Electro-Optic Sampler

III. Electrodeless Electro-Optic Sampling

IV. Applications of the Electro-Optic Sampler

V. Conclusion


9. InP Optoelectronic Switches

I. Introduction

II. Principles of Operation

III. Switch Technology

IV. Switch Characteristics

V. Applications

VI. InGaAs/InP Photoconductors

VII. GaAs:Cr Optoelectronic Switches

VIII. Summary


10. Picosecond Chronography

I. Introduction

II. Laser System

III. Picosecond Spectroscopy in Flames

IV. Summary


11. Picosecond Optical Control of Transferred-Electron Devices

I. Introduction

II. Responses of TEDs to Picosecond Optical Pulses

III. Conclusion


12. Optoelectronic Switch for Pulsed Power

I. Introduction

II. Device Analysis

III. Material Requirements

IV. Experimental Results

V. Conclusions




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