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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||39|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics