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Title Semiconductor lasers and diode-based light sources for biophotonics / edited by Peter E. Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen
Published Stevenage : Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series IET Healthcare technologies series ; 7
IET healthcare technologies series ; 7
Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction to semiconductor light sources and their biomedical applications / Peter E. Andersen and Paul Michael Petersen; 1.1 Brief history and semiconductor physics background; 1.2 Direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors; 1.3 Doping of semiconductors and p-n junctions; 1.4 Laser diodes and light-emitting diodes; 1.5 Motivation for semiconductor sources in biomedical optics; 1.6 Organization of this book; References
2. Fundamentals on modeling of edge-emitting semiconductor lasers and superluminescent light-emitting diodes / Mariangela Gioannini, Paolo Bardella and Ivo Montrosset2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Electro-optical characteristics of the semiconductor active material; 2.2.1 Optical gain and spontaneous emission; 2.2.2 Carrier recombination and carrier life-time; 2.3 Optical waveguides; 2.3.1 Transverse optical mode calculation; 2.3.2 The relevant parameters of the modal field; 2.4 Carrier-photon interaction; 2.4.1 A general overview; 2.4.2 The case of laser cavity with BH waveguide
2.4.3 The case of laser cavity with ridge waveguide2.4.4 Inclusion of the carrier transport; 2.4.5 Inclusion of the longitudinal and spectral distribution of photons; 2.4.6 The time domain TW model; 2.5 Device layout; 2.6 An example of device modeling: SLDs; 2.6.1 Wide optical bandwidth; 2.6.2 Ultralow reflectivity terminations; 2.6.3 SLD layout; References; 3. Q-switched and mode-locked lasers for biophotonic applications / Edik U. Rafailov and Eugene A. Avrutin; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Ultrashort-pulse lasers; 3.1.2 Progress in the use of diode lasers in biophotonics
3.2 Ultrashort pulse generation in semiconductor lasers: the main techniques and principles3.2.1 Gain-switching and Q-switching; 3.2.2 ML techniques in semiconductor lasers: the general principles; 3.2.3 Saturable absorber properties and their effect on passive ML; 3.3 State-of-the-art ML: QW lasers; 3.4 Monolithic ML QD lasers; 3.5 Short-pulse semiconductor lasers in a master oscillator-power amplifier configuration; 3.6 New mode-locking regimes in and for biophotonic applications; 3.7 Conclusions; References; 4. Light-emitting diode technologies / Hoi Wai Choi; 4.1 Introduction
4.2 Light extraction4.2.1 Chip shaping; 4.3 Device functionalities; 4.3.1 Micro-LEDs; 4.3.2 Fiber-coupling; 4.4 Conclusions; References; 5. GaN-based blue vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers / Yu-Pin Lan, Ying-Yu Lai, Yung-Chi Wu, Tien-Chang Lu, Hao-Chung Kuo, and Shing-Chung Wang; 5.1 Introduction; 5.1.1 Wide-bandgap III-N materials; 5.1.2 Nitride-based VCSELs; 5.2 Distributed Bragg reflectors; 5.2.1 Nitride-based DBRs; 5.2.2 Dielectric DBRs; 5.3 GaN-based VCSELs; 5.3.1 Fully epitaxial nitride-based VCSEL; 5.3.2 Hybrid nitride-based VCSEL; 5.3.3 Dielectric DBR nitride-based VCSEL
Summary The book has 13 chapters. The book chapters are introduction to semiconductor light sources and their biomedical applications; fundamentals on modeling of edge-emitting semiconductor lasers and superluminescent light-emitting diodes; Q-switched and mode-locked lasers for biophotonic applications; light-emitting diode technologies; GaN-based blue vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; quantum cascade lasers; diode laser systems based on nonlinear frequency conversion; semiconductor disk lasers; potential biomedical use of diode-laser-induced luminescence from upconverting nanoparticles; near-infrared spectroscopy systems for biomedical applications; semiconductor lasers for bio-medical Raman spectroscopy; nonlinear imaging applications of high-power lasers - figures of merit; and optical coherence tomography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Light emitting diodes
Semiconductor lasers
Form Electronic book
Author Andersen, Peter E. (Peter Eskil), 1967- editor
Petersen, Paul Michael, editor
ISBN 1785612735 (PDF ebook)
9781785612732 (PDF ebook)