Roadmap of semiconductor infrared lasers and detectors for the 21st century

M. Razeghi*

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The status of the currently available infrared lasers and detectors are discussed and the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods are presented. The basic physical limitation of the current technology to achieve high operating temperature is addressed. The lower dimension devices, like quantum wire and quantum dots, can dramatically improve the performance of infrared lasers and detectors for uncooled multi-color devices of the next century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-40
Number of pages39
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Photodetectors: Materials and Devices IV - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 1999Jan 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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