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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Description

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


Contributors


Preface


1. Introduction: A Historical Overview


I. Introduction


II. Historical Developments


III. Current Trends and Future Prospects


IV. Organization of the Book


References


2. Picosecond Pulse Generation with Semiconductor Diode Lasers


I. Introduction


II. General Background


III. Methods of Generation


IV. Concluding Remarks


References


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


References


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


References


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


References


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


References


Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1984
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323151184

About the Editor

Chi H. Lee

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